‘Junk’ to Table @FNCE? — Lauren Harris-Pincus, RDN

Should companies that market unhealthy snacks, sweets or sodas be allowed to exhibit at Food and Nutrition Conferences where “influencers” are learning what to recommend to consumers? FNCE, the Food and Nutrition Conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics drew criticism in a Time magazine article for allowing participation by “corporations..not aligned with nutrition and public health. FNCE attendee and registered dietitian Lauren Harris-Pincus quickly stepped up in her blog to say “Why I’m OK with soda companies sponsoring nutrition conferences”. This conversation on Farm To Table Talk is about the role of brands and dietitians and healthy or “junk” foods.

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