This session will provide insights into the latest R&D, which are likely to shape the future of the maternal and infant nutrition industry. Technical experts will specifically examine the role innovative ingredients for new products to support maternal and infant health. They will also review the latest research examining the impact of dietary interventions on pregnant women with diabetes and on their infants.

Chair: Ursula Arens, Independent Nutrition Consultant

12.15 - 12.35

Maternal diet does make a difference in Gestational Diabetes

Professor Helen Murphy, Professor of Medicine (Diabetes and Antenatal Care), University of East Anglia and Professor of Women’s Health, Kings College London

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12.35 - 12.55

Oligosaccharides in infant nutrition: for a healthy infant gut

Erik Torringa, General Manager Infant Formula Ingredients, FrieslandCampina Ingredients

12.55 - 13.15

Folic acid: fortifying the facts

Ursula Arens, Independent Nutrition Consultant

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13.15 - 13.35

Exploring the role of lutein in maternal and infant health

Filipa Quintela, Technical Service Associate, Kemin Human Nutrition and Health

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13.35 - 13.45

Breast milk research to optimise infant nutrition: fine-tuning of the protein mix

Dr Adrienne Weiss, Open Innovation Project Leader, Yili Innovation Center Europe

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