News from the Brazilian Nutrition Association (ASBRAN)
  • In 2015, Asbran published norms prohibiting partnerships with industries, companies, and institutions that market, promote, advertise, or encourage drinks of low nutritional content, alcoholic beverages, foods that are transgenic or contain high amounts of sugar, saturated fat, trans fat, or sodium, or products for weight loss or "esthetic nutrition" for which there is no supporting scientific evidence. The ban also affects companies that commercialize ultra-processed foods, fast-food chains, and policies and practices that conflict with health.

    With the mobilizing theme "Commensality and society: where culture, science and food meet," CONBRAN 2020 will redefine directions for nutrition in Brazil, establishing new goals and strategies aligned with the concepts of healthiness and sustainability. It will also bring together dozens of professionals from the Ibero-American community.

    Over these three days, the participants will discuss issues of science and practice in the areas of Clinical Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Collective Feeding, Food Technology, Collective Health, and Professionalization, defending actions to guarantee healthy eating environments, including regulatory and fiscal measures as well as professional practices in tune with this critical scenario.
    Marina Romano
    Executive Co-Ordinator (ASBRAN)