Demand for healthier options continues to increase, with 22% of European consumers saying they follow a sugar restricted diet and 60% stating that they avoid artificial additives. The COVID pandemic has been a game-changer for the food industry as people seek out diets that deliver health and wellness gains around hot topics like immunity.
Against this backdrop, FoodNavigator is bringing back its highly successful Positive Nutrition Digital Summit for a second year. The free to attend event will profile how today’s F&B formulators are developing products that will meet the needs of tomorrow’s shopper.
Three interactive digital summits coming out of our European office will see FoodNavigator joined by a host of industry leaders and nutrition experts to discuss three critical themes:
- Unlocking plant-based potential (16 March) – We will look at the nutritional challenges and opportunities in plant-based products and ask what new ingredients and technologies will drive the next wave of healthy plant-based innovation.
- Gut health and immunity (23 March) – In a near-post pandemic world, gut health and immunity are front-of-mind. How are food and beverage manufacturers responding to growing demand for vitamins, minerals, and immunity-boosting micronutrients?
- Reformulation, fortification and clean label (30 March) – Fortification offers the opportunity to boost the nutritional profile of everyday food and beverage formats, while reformulation is becoming a pressing need in the face of a tightening regulatory landscape. How is the industry delivering these often complementary objectives while also giving consumers the clean and lean labels they want?
This not-to-be missed event will bring together thought-leaders in the space. We will hear contributions from big branded players like Cereal Partners Worldwide (Nestlé/General Mills JV) and Birds Eye (Nomad Foods), alongside innovative start-ups such as Heura, Biotiful and Pep & Lekker and nutrition and trends experts including Tastewise, BENEO and Future Bridge.