Nordic Nutrition Congress 2016

A HARMONIZED NORDIC FOOD COMPOSITION DATABASE – WHY NOT?

Symposium arranged by the Nordic Food Analysis Network (NFAN) and funded by the Nordic Council.

Time: 2.00-5.00 pm

Conference venue: Svenska Mässan, conference rooms R11 and R12

Free entry, refreshments

Please register to this open symposium by e-mail to the info-coordinator of the NFAN: liisa.valsta@thl.fi

ProgramME

2.00 pm  Opening of the symposium, Adjunct Prof., NFAN info-coordinator Liisa Valsta, Finland
2.00-2.30 pm Evolution and future visions of management and utilisation of food composition data in the Nordic countries, Prof. Wulf Becker, National Food Agency, Sweden
2.30-3.00 pm Recent developments in European databases based on the EuroFIR activities, Dr. Susanne Westenbrink, RIVM, the Netherlands
3.00-3.30 pm

Activities and challenges in harmonizing Nordic Food Composition Databases:

  • Activities of the Nordic Food Analysis Network, Adjunct Prof. Liisa Valsta, THL, Finland
  • Dietary fibre, iodine and salt content in Nordic foods, Dr. Helena Pastell, EVIRA, Finland
3.30-3.50 Refreshments
3.50-4.30

Dialogue between food composition data and food labelling:

  • The role of food composition databases in future nutrient labelling..., Dr. Tue Christensen, DTU, Denmark
  • ...and vice versa - Introduction to Mintel GNPD, Director Anders Mogensen, Mintel, United Kingdom
4.30-5.00 pm Final discussion: “A Harmonized Nordic Food Composition Database – Why not?”