RESTRUCTURE Project Team Invited to Participate in USDA workshop on 'Developing a Research Roadmap of Processed Food'

Published on
March 9, 2023

PhD student Lise Heuven and Prof. Ciaran Forde were invited to participate in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) workshop ‘Developing a Roadmap of Processed Food’ last week in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. The WUR team was invited to present a summary of the forthcoming randomised controlled feeding trial (RCT) ‘RESTRUCTURE’ which seeks to explore the impact of food texture and eating rate on energy intake from ultra-processed diets. They participated in discussions on research priorities with invited researchers from academia (Purdue, UC-Davis, Penn State, NYU, University Sao Paolo, Tufts University, Newcastle University, University of Arkansas), US government (NIH, USDA) and representatives from the food industry (ADM, General Mills). A summary of the discussions from the workshop will be published later this year and will coincide with the launch of data collection for the RESTRUCTURE RCT.

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