1. THE CONTENT, OF COURSE! FROM PLANT-BASED TO LIFECYCLE NUTRITION
Over the course of three days (29-31 March), we’ll run a dynamic content agenda that champions positive nutrition over five core themes.
We’ll explore reformulation approaches to a range of categories and examine how innovation is shaping the drinks of tomorrow, from collagen-infused water to alcohol-free beverages. Plant-based will also be put under the microscope as we ask how the next wave of meat- and dairy-free products will reinvigorate excitement in the sector.
The role of functional ingredients in boosting mental and physical wellbeing is another big topic in nutrition forward formulation, and one we’ll explore through the lens of food as medicine. How food and beverage makers are targeting specific age groups, from infants to ageing populations, will be examined as we ask how brands can better cater to age-related needs.
For further details on the programme CLICK HERE.
2. WORLD CLASS SPEAKERS…FROM AROUND THE WORLD
At Positive Nutrition 2023, FoodNavigator journalists will be joined by a host of experts, from dieticians and nutritional scientists to food entrepreneurs and big brands.
Highlights include Miguel Freitas, VP of Scientific Affairs at Danone North America, who will talk us through the links between diet, the microbiome and health. Matt Done, General Manager of Planted will talk about the role of plant-based innovation in supporting positive nutrition as we address concerns that the category is swapping out one ultra-processed product with another, and Rakesh Sharma, R&D Director at PepsiCo will talk us through the role of innovation as the snacks-to-beverages major works to transition its portfolio towards healthier alternatives.
Bianca Maria Vecchio, Nutrition, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Manager at Cereal Partners Worldwide will weigh in on how brands can reformulate HFSS products without compromising on taste, while Hélène Hervé, Innovation Marketing Lead at The Kraft Heinz Company will walk us through the company’s innovation strategy, centred around the humble bean.
Elsewhere, Katherine Appleton, Professor at Bournemouth University will talk us through the studies that informed the development of a new smartphone app for fruit and vegetable consumption, and Eléanore Lafonta, Senior Associate at Five Seasons Ventures will share how innovative food and beverage makers are tapping into the growing trend for Food as Medicine.
For our full list of speakers CLICK HERE.
3. NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Being an in-person event, we’ve packed the agenda with quality networking opportunities for you to connect with your peers and discuss the innovation opportunity presented by healthy innovation for the mass market.
Highlights include a welcome reception at the venue, a social evening out in central London, and networking lunches.
Our sponsors play a key role in strengthening connections between different food and beverage stakeholders, make sure you keep an eye out for IFF Health, Tate & Lyle, the Welsh Government, and Griffith Foods.
4. GET INTERACTIVE
After two successful years as an online broadcast, we’re excited to transition Positive Nutrition into a physical event. To make the most of us all being in the same room, we’re making Positive Nutrition as interactive as possible.
A major highlight includes our interactive roundtable lunch session: pick a table with a topic that interests you, and our expert moderators – made up of industry professionals, academics, non-for-profit representatives, and FoodNavigator journalists – will facilitate lively discussions. Looking forward to hearing your insights!
5. POSITIVE NUTRITION IS HERE TO STAY
And perhaps the most important reason to join us at Positive Nutrition 2023 is that nutrition forward food and drink is much more than a trend: it’s here to stay.
Cutting excess problem nutrients from food and beverage is clearly front-of-mind for manufacturers, but positive nutrition is much more than that. It’s not just about taking the ‘baddies’ out, but also about putting the ‘goodies’ in. We’ll cover both.
Come and learn how the latest nutritional science and technology can meet evolving consumer demands for food and drink at Positive Nutrition 2023.
Register for Positive Nutrition: Healthy Innovation for the Mass Market here.