Psychiatric Annals reports:
The difference between “food addiction” and “food and addiction” will gain public policy significance as the prepared food industry gears up to fight a growing body of data indicating processed foods contribute to negative public health outcomes. The remarks were made by the outgoing director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University.
“If there is an addictive impact of food on the brain, what does that say about the accountability of the food industry for intentional manipulation of ingredients, what kinds of advertising should be permitted, and what products should be permitted for sale in schools?” said Kelly Brownell, PhD, who is leaving Yale to become the dean at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University this summer.
Brownell’s presentation was part of a symposium on hedonic eating, addiction and obesity presented here at the 2013 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.
So who is Kelly Brownell? This pic is worth a thousands words.