Food4Me Final Conference Programme for Invitees

Personalised nutrition: paving a way to better public health?

8.30 – 9.00 Participant Registration

Chair: Project co-ordinator Professor Mike Gibney, University College Dublin, Ireland

9.00 – 9.20:  Why Food4Me? (Professor Mike Gibney, University College Dublin, Ireland)
Food4Me comprises a multidisciplinary team that will talk around delivery methods of personalised nutrition, as well as consumer acceptability, cutting-edge technologies, business potential and the ethical and legal issues involved.

9.20 – 9.40: What technologies can facilitate personalised nutrition? (Professor Hannelore Daniel, Technical University Munich, Germany)
This presentation will discuss the cutting-edge technologies that have the practical potential to make a difference in better understanding of a person’s genetic make-up or their physical characteristics for more accurate recommendations. What is already out there, which ones are suitable for intervention studies?

9.40 – 10.20: Does personalised nutrition work? The Food4Me intervention study (Professor John Mathers, Newcastle University, UK)
In this talk the outcomes of the internet-based public volunteer study across seven European countries will be presented. The main question that this research group looked at was can personalised nutrition data result in sustained behavioural change and bigger gains in health and wellbeing in the public?

10.20 – 10.40: What’s next for personalised nutrition technologies? (Silvia Kolossa, Technical University Munich, Germany)
Algorithms and meal planning tool.

10.40 – 11.00 Panel discussion (Professor Hannelore Daniel, Professor John Mathers, Silvia Kolossa)

11.00 – 11.20 Break

Chair: Dr . Sharron Kuznesof, Newcastle University, UK

11.20 – 11.40 Attitudes topersonalised nutrition (Professor Lynn Frewer, Newcastle University, UK)
Studies of consumer attitudes such as perceived risk, trust and understanding towards personalised nutrition. Results of a study of over 9,000 people in nine European countries will also be presented.

11.40 – 12.20 What do consumers want frompersonalised nutrition? (Dr. Arnout Fischer, Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands, and Professor Barbara Stewart-Knox, University of Bradford, UK)

12.20 – 12.40 Panel discussion (Professor Lynn Frewer, Dr. Arnout Fischer, Professor Barbara Stewart-Knox)

12.40 – 13.45 Lunch

13.15 – 13.45 Poster Session

Chair: Professor Ulf Görman, Lund University & Jönköping University, Sweden

13.45 – 14.10 What legislative issues need to be addressed in Europe? (Jean Savigny, Keller and Heckman, Belgium)

14.10– 14.50 What are the ethical issues involved in personalised nutrition and how can we overcome them? (Led by Professor Ulf Görman, Lund University & Jönköping University, Sweden;  Dr. Jennie Ahlgren – Lund University, Sweden; Dr. Karin Nordström – Jönköping University, Sweden)
The complex ethical dilemmas related to consumer trust in genetic testing, as well as the issues of managing personal data, will be presented.

14.50 – 15.05 Panel discussion/Q&A on ethical issues (Professor Ulf Görman, Dr. Jennie Ahlgren, Dr. Karin Nordström)

15.05 – 15.25 Break

Chair: Professor Mike Gibney, University College Dublin, Ireland

15.25 – 15.50 Does personalised nutrition have business potential in the future? (Dr. Jo Goossens, Bio-Sense, Belgium)
A review of research conducted on business, economic and social-value creation models. 

15.50 – 16.30: Conclusions: Panel of Food4Me partners and invited additional expert guests, with questions and answers. (Dr. Jo Goossens, Professor Lynn Frewer, Professor Hannelore Daniel, Professor John Mathers)

Expert guests are:

  • Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy – Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Dr. Jim Kaput – Nestle Institute of Health Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Dr. Larry Parnell – Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, US.
  • Professor Lynnette Ferguson – Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, New Zealand.
















































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