Diet and nutrition are key factors to maintain healthy ageing and help prevent disease. However, the physiological changes associated with ageing result in older people having some specific nutritional needs that differ from the rest of the population. This session will explore how manufacturers are addressing the different physiological changes to meet these specific needs. Leading experts will also provide an insight into the latest research examining the impact of ageing on the immune system.

Chair: Professor Judy Buttriss, Director General, British Nutrition Foundation

10.30 - 10.50

Health and wellness food and beverages targeting the ageing consumer

Maria Mascaraque, Health and Wellness Analyst, Euromonitor International

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10.50 - 11.10

The role of micronutrients in preparing for a healthier old age

Dr Carrie Ruxton, Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant, on behalf of HSIS (The Health and Food Supplements Information Service)

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11.10 - 11.30

Nutritional strategies and latest research for supporting sarcopenia in an ageing population

Suzie Sawyer, Clinical Nutritionist, On behalf of AstaReal

11.30 - 11.50

Nutrition and immunity in older age

Professor Parveen Yaqoob, Head of the School of Chemistry, Food & Pharmacy, University of Reading

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11.50 - 12.00

Question and answer session

 

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