Personalised Nutrition Symposium

Wednesday 19th June 2019 - Brussels (BE)

Exploring issues around delivering scientifically valid personalised nutritional advice


08:30-09:00 Registration & Welcome

09:00-09:30 Overcoming fragmentation in the food, nutrition and health research landscape

Pieter vant Veer (WUR – NL)

Session 1 Personalised nutrition and society: Ethical and societal aspects

09:30-10:00 Oversight in personalised nutrition services

Mariette Abrahams (Qina, PT)

10:00-10:30 Professional responsibilities when advice is uncertain

Monika Mackow (Wrocław University Environmental and Life Sciences, PL)

10:30-11:00 Bridging the trust gap in the food sector EDITED

Sofia Kuhn (EITFood, BE)

11:00-11:30 Break

Session 2 Personalised nutrition tools and applications

11:30-12:00 Quisper: Supporting science-based personalised nutrition

Jo Goossens (shiftN, BE)

12:00-12:30 Online personalised nutrition advice and the novel eNutri app

Julie Lovegrove (University of Reading - UK)

12:30-13:00 Libro Healthy Towns: A pilot initiative introducing Nutritics Connect

Damian O’Kelly (Nutritics – IE)

13:00-14:00 LUNCH & Networking

Session 3 Personalised nutrition and research: Supporting dietary choices

14:00-14:30 Role of professionals in personalised nutrition

Maria Hassapidou (European Specialist Dietetic Network for Obesity - GR)

14:30-15:00 MoodFOOD: Mental health and food

Ingeborg Brouwer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - NL)

15:00-15:30 O-Live (EITFood)

Rachel McCloy (University of Reading - UK)

15:30-16:00 NCD and personalised nutrition-Role of the microbiome

Maria Traka (Quadram Institute Bioscience - UK)

16:00-16:20 Break

Session 4 Personalised nutrition and stakeholders: Industry perspectives

16:20-16:50 Data, technology and personalised nutrition

Rebecca Barron (CremeGlobal - IE)

16:50-17:20 Personalised nutrition and stakeholders: PepsiCo perspective

Sue Gatenby (PepsiCo International - UK)

17:20-17:50 Utilisation of personal features to predict risk for certain chronic conditions and the personalised nutrition approach to prevent disease progression

Bernie Williams (myDNAhealth - UK)

17:50-18:20 Digital solutions for personalised nutrition

Richard Gaston Cote (Nestlé Digital Nutrition Health - CH)

18:30 Close

This event is sponsored by Nutritics, empowering better food choices

Nutritics provides nutrition software to thousands of forward-thinking clients around the world. We cater to multiple sectors including healthcare, education, foodservice, food manufacturing, and elite sport. Nutritics equips you with the best tools for dietary analysis, meal planning and recipe and menu management, allowing you to make accurate, relevant and actionable food choices for your clients.

and co-hosted by EuroFIR AISBL, the European Food Information Resource


Founded in Belgium in 2009, EuroFIR AISBL is a non-profit- international member-based organisation developing, harmonising and delivering food composition data, and supporting information, underpinning food and public health research throughout Europe. EuroFIR draws together the best available food information from EU28 compiler organisations as well as several globally and promotes international cooperation and harmonisation of standards to improve data quality, storage and access. Members include individuals and organisations working in dietetics, food manufacturing and retail, software development, public sector, regulation and policy-making as well as academia, and have access not only to food information but also online tools, best practice, continuing professional development, networking, and pre-competitive research and development or ICT projects in food and health fields.


Date: Wednesday, 19th June 2019

Time: 08:30-09:00 for 09:00-18:30

Venue: L42, rue de la Loi 42, 1000 Brussels, BE