Webinar: Is Healthy Food the Holy Grail to Recovery?

In these pandemic times we wonder how to strengthen our health as to be more resilient in the future. The consequences of current demanding times and the outlook for the next three years on food & health is the hot topic of this webinar. We aim for interaction with the participants in order to set straight were the emphasis of future research should be. Feel invited to listen, discuss with and learn from the experts in both science and the work field.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Tue 20 October 2020

Duration 16:00 - 17:30
Location Online

Registration is closed.

Why join this webinar?

With this interactive webinar we gladly share knowledge and vision on hot topics and invite the audience to ask questions to estimate eventually in what direction we need more scientific research. Please feel invited if you are looking for cooperation with Wageningen University & Research.

For whom is this webinar?

This webinar is for professionals in healthcare, food industry and food service. From nutritionists, therapists, scientists, policy makers, journalists, (semi) government to management.

Outline and topics

The topics will be covered by experts in the field of food & health from Wageningen University and Research, and also from outside businesses. We'd like to state that this is a non-sponsored event and that business speakers are asked for their expertise. The host of the webinar is Margot Nijkamp-Diesfeldt.

During the webinar following topics will be covered :

Professor Arthur van Zanten, Professor by special appointment at the Nutritional Biology chair group of Wageningen University & Research, Internist-intensivist at Gelderse Vallei Hospital.

  • Speaks about the influence of food on metabolic stress reactions against the background of these pandemic times. Research in combination with patient feedback show the big influence that adequate (medical) nutrition can play in the recovery of intensive care patients, shortly after recovery and also long term. It is important to monitor and influence nutritional behaviour for a longer period of time to improve quality of life and reduce overall health costs.

Speaker: Satya Jonnalagadda, Director Global Nutrition Science & Innovation, Global Scientific & Medical Affairs, Abbott Nutrition

  • Speaks about how the medical nutrition industry can help consumers make better choices against the background of used products during the pandemic. What is the status of researching some of these products?

Speaker: Sridhar Kumaraswamy, Founder and CEO of Ancora Health, Amsterdam

  • Speaks about the role companies working in the sector of personalised nutrition & health. What is the current status and relevance of this role? How will this change the coming three years?

More information

Questions? Contact the Programme Manager Astrid K├╝hlkamp or Programme Manager Martine van der Mast:

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