In 2014, Brazil’s Ministry of Health published the new Brazilian Dietary Guidelines to widespread acclaim from the nutrition and scientific communities. Key among its many noteworthy features is the use of the NOVA system to classify foods according to food processing and the recommendation to avoid ultra-processed foods. Only a few countries have incorporated food processing considerations into their official dietary guidelines. Is it time for Canada to follow suit?
In this webinar, you will learn about the NOVA classification system and new research on the consumption of processed foods in Canada and their impact on diet quality. The implications for Canada’s dietary recommendations will be explored.