What Do We Say When a Participants asks…..?
Fats in Vogue, Sugar Woes.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 @ 12:00 PM EST
Dietary advice on fats and added sugars seems to change daily; this can be disconcerting and confusing for individuals. This talk will provide attendees with information to share with their SNAP-Ed participants to help establish healthy eating habits that will aid in the prevention of chronic diseases such as obesity.
FATS: Isn’t fat bad for me? What is a healthy fat? Fat is back with all of its flavor. Total fats are no longer considered the cause of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, but it remains important to understand the difference between the types of fats.
SUGAR: What is added sugar? How much added sugar is recommended? How much sugar can I consume from fruit? Since the 1960s sugar has been associated with many chronic diseases, however, it was so overshadowed by the demonization of fat. Reducing added sugars has not been a priority of nutrition education... until today. Unlike the low-fat fad, this trend is likely to last and have far reaching impacts on the food industry because the trifecta of modern science, consumer perception, and government guidelines all agree that added sugar is a major contributor to chronic diseases.
Dr. Painter will walk the audience through the research on these topics to address the truth about both.
- Identify how current diet-related and nutrition trends effect SNAP-Ed participant’s food choices
- Explain the progression of current issues and beliefs related to fat and added sugar
- Empower participants to make informed dietary choices about fat and sugar.
Helpful Information: After you registered for this webinar recording you will receive an email that includes:
- Email link to the recording
- Link to slides
- CDR information and Certificate