This session will look at the consumer trends and developments in cognitive health and performance and nutrition. As dietary patterns have changed over recent years, with increased intake of red meat, high fat foods and refined sugars, speakers will review the latest scientific research linking diet to mental health and physical performance. Expert speakers will specifically look at the effects of nutritional interventions during the period of early brain growth and functional development and its impact on cognitive health in later life.

Chair: Dr Juliane Hellhammer, Founder & CEO, daacro – unique in stress research

10.30 - 10.50

Emerging trends for cognitive health and performance

Zeke Stevens, Product Development Executive, Cambridge Commodities

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10.50 - 11.10

Brain health throughout life: the relevance of early life environmental and nutritional factors

Professor Eline van der Beek, Research Director Early Life Development, Danone Nutricia Research

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11.10 - 11.30

Evidence for the effects of plant-based ingredients on cognitive performance 

Professor Louise Dye, N8 Agrifood Chair in Nutrition and Behaviour, University of Leeds

11.30 - 11.45

Closing question and answer session


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