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Title Leveraging food technology for obesity prevention and reduction efforts : workshop summary / Leslie Pray and Laura Pillsbury, rapporteurs ; Food Forum, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 106 pages) : illustrations
Summary "Obesity is a major public health challenge. More than one-third of the U.S. adult population is considered obese, a figure that has more than doubled since the mid-1970s. Among children, obesity rates have more than tripled over the same period. Not only is obesity associated with numerous medical complications, but it incurs significant economic cost. At its simplest, obesity is a result of an energy imbalance, with obese (and overweight) people consuming more energy (calories) than they are expending. During the last 10-20 years, behavioral scientists have made significant progress toward building an evidence base for understanding what drives energy imbalance in overweight and obese individuals. Meanwhile, food scientists have been tapping into this growing evidence base to improve existing technologies and create new technologies that can be applied to alter the food supply in ways that reduce the obesity burden on the American population. Leveraging Food Technology for Obesity Prevention and Reduction Effort examines the complexity of human eating behavior and explores ways in which the food industry can continue to leverage modern food processing technologies to influence energy intake. The report also examines the opportunities and challenges of altering the food supply--both at home and outside the home--and outlines lessons learned, best practices, and next steps."--Publisher's description.
Contents Overview -- Trends in Overweight and Obesity: From the Mid-1970s to the Present -- Changes in Eating Behavior Since the Mid-1970s: Three -- Illustrative Trends -- Identification of Targets for Intervention: Evidence from Behavior -- Studies -- Regulation of Eating Behavior: Theoretical Considerations -- Portion Size, Energy Intake, and Obesity -- Energy Density, Energy Intake, and Obesity -- Food Properties, Satiety, and Energy Intake -- Consumer Decision Making and Energy Intake -- Lessons Learned and Best Practices -- Reducing Calories by Reducing Fat -- Reducing Calories by Reducing Sugar -- Using Portion-Controlled Frozen Meals to Reduce Calorie Intake -- Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Intake -- Increasing Micronutrient Density -- Major Challenges -- Taste -- Affordability -- Product Formulation and Ingredient Costs -- Regulatory Issues -- Consumer Trust -- Potential for Innovation: Next Steps -- Bridge Building with Consumers -- Government-Industry Collaboration -- Innovation: There Is No Magic Bullet -- Need for More Consumer Education on Eating Behavior Norms -- Possibilities for Influencing Consumer Decision Making -- A Primary Prevention Approach -- Need for a More Systematic Analysis of Obesity -- Need for Long-Term Data -- Promotion of "Good" Science by the Food Industry -- Wrap-Up -- References -- APPENDIXES -- Workshop Agenda -- Speaker and Moderator Biographical Sketches -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Workshop Attendees.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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Subject Obesity -- United States -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Food habits -- United States -- Congresses.
Food industry and trade -- Appropriate technology -- United States -- Congresses.
Food industry and trade -- Technological innovations -- United States -- Congresses.
Nutrition policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Food -- Composition -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic resource.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Pray, Leslie A.
Pillsbury, Laura, 1984-
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Food Forum.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Food and Nutrition Board.
Leveraging Food Technology for Obesity Prevention and Reduction Efforts (2010 : Washington, D.C.)
Other Form: Print version: Leveraging food technology for obesity prevention and reduction efforts. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2011 9780309212618 (OCoLC)746028079
ISBN 9780309212625 (electronic bk.)
0309212626 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613253507