BENEO-Institute to Host Symposium on the Gut Microbiome and Prebiotics at FNCE 2019

The BENEO-Institute will host a symposium prior to this year’s Food and Nutrition Food and Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia, focusing on: “The Gut Microbiome and Prebiotics:  A Powerful Synergy for Health and Prevention.”

WHAT:  The human gut is home to the largest community of microbes that play a key role in maintaining host health and metabolic balance.  Some of the most common questions about the gut microbiota and health will be answered in this symposium.  Dietary interventions, such as prebiotics, can selectively promote the growth of beneficial microbes, such as Bifidobacterium, and thereby address dysbiosis.  In this symposium, you will learn what prebiotics are and what science demonstrates their role in supporting health and in managing metabolic disease.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in the Congress Room from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHY:  The symposium will be complemented with a live technical demonstration session on fibers and what they can do in a food matrix when it comes to recipe development and improvement of nutritional profiles. 

WHO:  A panel of speakers and experts discussing the main themes of the symposium and answering key questions:

  • Prebiotics and Gut Microbiota: How They Work Together to Affect Metabolic Health – Raylene Reimer, PhD, RD, Faculty of Kinesiology and Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • The Gut Brain Axis: Links to Disease and Potential for Prebiotics – Jodi Nettleton, PhD, University of Calgary
  • Technical Demo: Fiber Properties and Use to Improve Food Quality – Andy Estal, BSc, Director of BENEO-Technology Center and Customer Technical Service, Americas Region

HOW:  Register now and earn 3 CPE (pending approval):

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The BENEO-Institute is an organization which brings together BENEO’s expertise from Nutrition Science and Legislation teams. It acts as an advisory body for customers and partners reaching from ingredient approval, physiological effects and nutritional composition to communication and labelling. The key nutritional topics of the BENEO-Institute’s work include weight management, digestive health, bone health, physical and mental performance, the effects of a low glycaemic diet as well as dental health.

The BENEO-Institute facilitates access to the latest scientific research and knowledge throughout all nutritional and regulatory topics related to BENEO ingredients. It provides BENEO customers and partners with substantiated guidance for some of the most critical questions in the food industry.

BENEO is a division of the Südzucker Group, employs more than 1,000 people and has production units in Belgium, Chile, Germany and Italy.

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