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Ask A Nutritionist: Healthy Dietary Pattern + Processed Food

By: Bessie O'Connor, RDN

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • 1 Minute Read   

In this episode of Ask a Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Bessie O’Connor answers the question, "How do processed foods fit into a healthy dietary pattern?” 

With terms like highly processed, minimally processed and ultra-processed used to describe different types of foods, better understanding these categories can help clarify what foods contribute to a healthy, balanced eating pattern. 

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Ask a Nutritionist is an educational video series developed by Dairy Council of California and hosted by registered dietitian nutritionists for educational and informational purposes only. It does not provide individualized nutrition advice and is not intended to be a substitute for recommendations made by your doctor, registered dietitian nutritionist or other health professional. Always seek the guidance of your health care professionals for any specific questions you may have regarding your health or medical condition. If you wish to seek clarification,  please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Bessie O'Connor, RDN

Bessie O'Connor, RDN

Bessie is a practicing Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the Community Nutrition Adviser for California’s Central Coast region.

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