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FREE Ultra-processed foods. Presented by Dr Priscila Machado

Dr Machado is on the team led by Professor Carlos Monteiro of the University of Sao Paulo that coined the term ‘ultra-processed food’. It also developed NOVA, a new classification system ranking foods according to their level of processing rather than nutrient content. In her presentation Priscila explains:

  • The NOVA classification system. Much of the food we eat has had some form of processing, what sets ultra-processed foods apart from other foods is the extent and purpose of processing. Ultra-processed foods have a higher level of processing that changes the matrix of the food and often stimulates overconsumption.
  • The impact of ultra-processed foods on diet quality and health: evidence and mechanisms.
  • How to apply the NOVA system for dietary advice at the clinical and population levels.

Dr Priscila Machado is a Research Fellow at the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University. She is a Nutritionist and holds a PhD in Public Health Nutrition. She is a member of the Center for Epidemiological Research in Health and Nutrition, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where the concept of ultra-processing was developed. Her research interests focus on populations’ food consumption and dietary patterns, with emphasis on the role of food processing in the food system and human health.

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