On 23-24 October 2015, IMACE was present at the Annual Conference of the European Federation of the Association of Dietitians (EFAD). IMACE booth found a great interest amongst dietitians. They shared their views on margarine and spreads, and their inclusion in patients’ diets.
The Conference gathered more than 400 dietitians from all over Europe. It was the occasion for IMACE to better understand where dietitians stand when it comes to the fat intake, and also what is their attitude towards margarine products.
Most dietitians acknowledged that margarine & spreads have a more interesting fat profile compared to animal fat sources, however, they often have difficulties to convince patients to include margarine and spreads in the diet due to the negative perception some patients have on the product.
For IMACE it is great news to see that nutrition specialists are already convinced about the nutritional benefits of margarine products. And we count on them to help us spreading the good word!