The purpose of the YINI symposium “How yogurt could improve health in children” is to bring together pediatricians, nutritionists, neonatologists, experts in child development and other specialists and to discuss the challenges of the interplay between Nutrition and Growth in the pediatric age group. The symposium will take place on Thursday, the 2nd of March 2017 from 6 to 7.30 pm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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The symposium is chaired by Olivier Goulet (Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France) and Sharon Donovan (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA). Then, three international experts will present their latest research findings on yogurt consumption during childhood. Luis A. Moreno is Professor of Public Health at the University of Zaragoza (Spain), he will open the event with a presentation on diet quality and lifestyle factors: “Could yogurt facilitate better eating habits in children?“. In this review, the association between yogurt consumption and lifestyle factors, such as the levels of physical activity and levels of screen based activities, will be discussed.
Secondly, Professor André Marette of the Physiology and Endocrinology Department at the Laval University in Canada will explain the impact on health markers: “Is yogurt associated with reduced cardio-metabolic risk factors in children?“. During this talk, he will evaluate the role of yogurt as a nutrient-dense snack and its influence in reducing the risk of developing diabetes and obesity. Finally, Dr. Julie A. Mennella, Biopsychologist from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in the United States, will focus on the taste development & flavour preferences in children: Sweet and Sour Tastes – From Inborn Responses to Contextual Learning in Foods.
The conference will take place at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Find here more information on the venue or register now! Follow us on Twitter for more news about the YINI event and its speakers. #YOGURT2017