It's with great pleasure that we announce the second international conference Food for Healthy Ageing, to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 23-25 October 2017.
Population ageing is a global phenomenon. According to a report from the United Nations*, the population aged 60 or over is the fastest growing. More than 20% of the world population will be over the age of 60 by 2050. However, ageing is not just personal. It has enormous public health importance as the prevalence of certain diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and dementia, is increasing. This has led scientists and medical professionals to seek an understanding of how to maintain health throughout the ageing process. Besides physical activity and lifestyle, nutrition is a tremendously promising factor playing a powerful role in promoting population health.
Food for Healthy Ageing focuses on evidence-based nutrition and diet insights for men and women and aims to create new initiatives for the customised application of food for healthy ageing. The conference topics are intended to meet the needs of researchers, food and healthcare professionals who want to be updated on the progress and possibilities in this field. Interested attendees include basic research scientists, nutritionists, dietitians, physicians, students, policy makers, and key opinion leaders with an interest in food for healthy ageing.
The members of the Advisory Committee are looking forward to meeting you in Amsterdam! We aim at a networking meeting to create new initiatives for the customised application of food for healthy ageing.