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Annual Food Industry Forum for Nutrition Research

The forum is an annual event aimed at fostering dialogue between nutrition researchers and food manufacturers to exploit recent advances in nutritional science for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Governments and health professionals acknowledge that food and nutrition are core to the health issues facing an ageing population.

Our food choices are both the cause and the solution. Developing and maintaining optimal health throughout life calls for diet and lifestyle recommendations tailored to individual needs.

Nutrition research is providing the evidence to underpin recommendations and to stimulate food innovation. The forum provides a regular opportunity to discuss recent advances in nutrition knowledge and their potential application to our food supply and to establish directions and commitments for further value-adding nutrition research.


2012 Food Industry Forum

The 3rd Annual Food Industry Forum for Nutrition Research Healthy Food for a Healthier Australia was held on Monday 3 September 2012 at the Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport. The Forum was co-hosted by the University of Newcastle's Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, UniSA's Nutritional Physiology Research Centre and CSIRO's Animal, Food and Health Sciences, supported by Newcastle Innovation.

The Forum was officially opened by Dr Geoffrey Annison, Deputy Chief Executive of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, and featured three sessions: Food for the Heart, Food for the Mind, and Nutrition Policy - Where Government, Science and Industry Intersects. For the first time the Forum also featured a Debate. A lively exchange centred on the statement "Nutrition research is contributing to a healthier Australia" and was chaired by Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle.

Major sponsors of the Forum were the Australian Food and Grocery Council and Nestle Australia.

Supporting sponsors were Simplot Australia, Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council, Unilever Australia, Mannatech Australasia, the Nutrition Society of Australia, Kellogg's, Meat & Lifestock Australia and Sanitarium.

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2011 Food Industry Forum

Food Industry Forum 2011 speakersOn 29-30 August 2011, the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre and Healthy Development Adelaide co-hosted the 2nd Annual Food Industry Forum for Nutrition Research: Sustainable Nutrition - Sustainable Lifestyles at The Sebel Playford, Adelaide.

The forum was officially opened by the Hon. John Hill, Minister for Health followed by Prof Tony McMichael presenting the Paul Nestel lecture.

Major sponsors of the forum were the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and Nestle.

Supporting sponsors of the forum were Go Grains Health & Nutrition, Heart Foundation, Unilever, Nutrition Society of Australia (SA branch), Mars Australia, Dairy Health & Nutrition Consortium, Meat and Livestock Australia, Sanitarium, and Simplot Australia.

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2010 Food Industry Forum

Food Industry Forum 2010The inaugural forum, entitled "Foods for Everyday Fitness - where's the evidence?", was held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide on 30-31 August 2010.

It was co-hosted by the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre and Healthy Development Adelaide with Unilever and the Australian Food & Grocery Council as major sponsors.

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