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Food for Healthy Ageing - the second international conference – takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 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.

*United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2015). World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision, Key Findings and Advance Tables. Working Paper No. ESA/P/WP.241.

Food for Healthy Ageing focuses on evidence-based nutritional interventions for men and women that can either slow or reverse the effects of ageing, thereby maintaining health throughout the life span. 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 conference aims to create an international forum for new initiatives on the customised application of food for healthy ageing.