Hear Valio, Smoothlink Japan, the Norwegian Institute of Food and more discuss healthy ageing


An ageing population is a time bomb for Europe’s food sector, which must innovate to address the specific needs of this rapidly expanding, and generally affluent, consumer group.

Day One​ of FoodNavigator’s 2021 broadcast summit, Positive Nutrition​, will include two-hours of content focused on the topic of Healthy Ageing​. Going live on Monday 22 March at 10.00 CET, this two-hour session will probe the innovation opportunities in the healthy ageing sector and ask how the food industry can better meet the needs of this growing cohort of consumers.

Event: Positive Nutrition: Healthy Ageing

Date:​ 22 March 2021

Time:​ 10:00-12:00CET ​(09.00 – 11.00 GMT)


PRESENTATION ONE:​ How to create nutritional solutions for healthy ageing

Anu Turpeinen, ​Nutrition Research Manager at Finland-based Valio, ​will discuss why milk-based ingredients are a premium choice for tailored nutritional needs of the elderly. Preventing nutritional deficiencies and maintaining physical and cognitive functioning are the main aims of nutrition during ageing, she says. Protein, phospholipids, calcium, iodine and vitamin Bs in milk, meanwhile, can support cognition and activity of older adults.

PRESENTATION TWO:​ Social innovation and healthy ageing in daily life for the elderly in 2030

Understanding the elderly’s motivation for choosing food and social setting is essential for a healthy diet and healthy ageing, says Ida Synnøve Bårvåg Grini, ​Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research. ​It will therefore be important to involve the elderly in creating their own future and find solutions for both the elderly and society’s challenges.


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