The impact on health of the extent of food processing
The presentation covers:
- NOVA classification system and definition of ultra-processed foods
- 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
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About the Presenter
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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