Cargill will provide education and feature products to help food and nutrition professionals help consumers make healthier eating decisions during its 10th appearance at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association) annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Oct. 7 to 9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Visitors to Cargill’s booth will be able to taste co-branded partner products made with CoroWise® plant sterols and Truvia® stevia leaf extract, both of which are being increasingly recommended by dietitians in their practices. Some of the products available for sampling at the booth include Corazona’s chips & oatmeal squares and Quest Products’ Cardio Chews™ dietary supplement with CoroWise plant sterols, Hansens’ drink stix and vitaminwater zero™ with Truvia stevia leaf extract, and strawberries sprinkled with Truvia® natural sweetener tabletop product.
“The Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is an important part of Cargill’s healthcare professional outreach program because it’s a great way for us to connect face-to-face with thousands of dietitians with whom we communicate throughout the year,” said Pam Stauffer, global marketing programs manager, Cargill Health & Nutrition.
Cargill also networks regularly with dietitians through social media and its popular consumer magazine, The Wellness Advisor®, which is provided free to healthcare professionals to distribute to their clients and patients.
“We want to make dietitians’ jobs easier by providing them information on great-tasting products their clients can use to help support heart health, weight management, and blood glucose management, to name a few,” said Stauffer. “Dietitians understand that their patients won’t buy a product, no matter how healthful it is, if it doesn’t taste great. The co-branded customer products that Cargill is featuring at our booth are just a few examples of how our ingredients can easily be incorporated into products that fit seamlessly into mainstream American lifestyles.”
Cargill is proud to be a Premier Sponsor of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.