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Food Structures, Digestion and Health 2019

5th International Conference on Food Structures, Digestion and Health | Engineering Food Structures for Optimal Nutrition and Health “Working With and Like Nature”

Food has always played a fundamental role in the history of humankind. Feeding tomorrow’s world is a reality with unprecedented challenges: remarkable demographic trends, new geopolitical balances, the challenge of climate change and the need for environmental sustainability, instant connectivity and fast-moving technological innovation. At the same time, there is growing obesity crisis and a rapid rise in food-related health problems globally. Food manufacturers are challenged to develop more nutritious and healthier food products while retaining good sensory characteristics. Food researchers are beginning to provide detailed knowledge of food structures and how they are processed within the human digestive systems. Nutrition is beginning to move beyond simple assessment of the individual nutrients within diets, to take account of the impact of food structure and matrices on nutrient delivery. There is also a realisation that health outcomes from food depend not only on total nutrient absorption but also on the rates of absorption and interactions with a profuse and highly complex commensal microbiome during digestion.

ORGANISATION

Riddet Institute

VENUE/DATE

Rotorua

12:00am Mon 30 September, 2019 - 11:59pm Thu 3 October, 2019