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Dietitians from large food corporations claim that processed foods are an essential part of every diet.

Amelia Riley Swan
Amelia Riley Swan on September 27, 2011.

It’s the second day of the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), the annual conference of The American Dietetic Association (ADA) — often dubbed “the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts.” One of the morning’s sessions — titled A Fresh Look At Processed Foods – is well attended by around 200-300 registered dietitians (RDs), researchers, policy makers, and health-care providers.

Victor Fulgoni, a 15-year Kellogg’s veteran, who now runs a consulting firm called Nutrition Impact, asks the audience for help. “Rather than removing [processed foods] from the diet, let’s use the power in this room to get consumers to choose the best processed foods available,” he says. Grist

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