NAMI first-timers at nutrition conference
Oct. 31, 2017
by Donna Berry
Eric Mittenthal, vice president, public affairs, was available to discuss the nutrition benefits of meat at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’s annual meeting, the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI), Washington, D.C., was a first-time exhibitor at The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’s annual meeting, the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE), which was held Oct. 21-24, 2017, in Chicago. The NAMI trade association represents companies that process 95 percent of red meat and 70 percent of turkey products in the US and their suppliers throughout America. Its purpose in exhibiting at FNCE was to “highlight the nutrition benefits” of meat, according to Eric Mittenthal, vice president, public affairs.
The association offered attendees, a range of degreed nutrition educators, a comprehensive review of facts on meat and poultry. This included the popular Meat MythCrushers publication, which has been reviewed by the American Meat Science Association (AMSA), along with new marketing materials promoting the protein content of meat snacks such as jerky, as well as the many better-for-you options in the bacon, deli meat and hot dogs categories.