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Webinar Explores a Balanced Perspective on Ultra-Processed Foods and Their Implications for Health, Equity, and Sustainability

The JPI HDHL (Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life”) is set to host an online webinar titled “Ultra-processed Foods: Towards a Balanced Perspective” on Thursday, June 15, from 13:30 to 15:00 BST. The event aims to delve into the controversial topic of ultra-processed foods and shed light on their advantages, disadvantages, and the role they play in terms of health equity and sustainability.

Recognizing the strong opinions and controversies surrounding ultra-processed foods, the webinar will gather key experts who will present the latest scientific insights on this subject. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the multifaceted aspects of ultra-processed foods and their impact on health and society.

The esteemed panel of guest speakers includes Dr Kevin Hall, a renowned researcher from the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institute of Health. Dr. Hall’s expertise in the field will provide valuable insights into the health implications of ultra-processed foods.

Another distinguished speaker, Prof. Carlos A. Monteiro from the School of Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo, will share his expertise in examining the effects of ultra-processed foods on health equity.

Completing the lineup of speakers is Prof. Edith Feskens, a prominent figure in the field of global nutrition from Wageningen University & Research. Prof. Feskens will provide valuable insights into the sustainability aspects of ultra-processed foods, highlighting their environmental impact and potential implications for future food systems.

The webinar aims to address important questions such as the advantages and disadvantages of consuming ultra-processed foods, the role of these foods in terms of health equity, and their impact on sustainability. The comprehensive perspectives presented by the expert panel will allow attendees to form a more balanced understanding of the topic.

The event will be moderated by John Mathers, an expert in nutrition and human health. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a question-and-answer session with the speakers, facilitating a dynamic and interactive learning experience.

Individuals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of ultra-processed foods and their implications for health, equity, and sustainability are encouraged to register for the JPI HDHL webinar. This virtual event promises to offer valuable insights that can contribute to informed decision-making and public discourse on this complex and relevant subject.