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IDF Nutrition and Health Symposium 2023

DATE: May 3, 2023

The IDF is proud to announce its third annual IDF Nutrition & Health Symposium, building on the resounding success of last year’s event, which drew over 200 participants from around the globe. This year’s edition will delve into the fascinating topic of the dairy matrix and its impact on human health, featuring presentations from world-renowned experts in the field. By attending this free virtual symposium, participants will have the unique opportunity to stay abreast of the latest research findings and gain valuable insights into the complex mechanisms underlying the many health benefits associated with dairy. Access the full press release about the event here.

Two sessions with the same presentations:

Session 1: 07:00 – 09:30 CEST. 

Session 2: 16:00 – 18:30 CEST. 


7:00/16:00 CEST

Welcome/Introduction IDF

Opening remarks: Dr. Nancy Aburto, Deputy Director, Food and Nutrition Division, FAO 

Chair: Corinna Walsh

Welcome/Introduction IDF

Opening remarks: Dr. Nancy Aburto, Deputy Director, Food and Nutrition Division, FAO 

Chair: Andre Josse

07:15/16:15 CEST


Looking Beyond the Nutrition Facts Label: The Case for the Food Matrix

Dr. Hannah Holscher, University of Illinois, US

07:35/16:35 CEST


Dairy & Health Outcomes: Colorectal Cancer

Prof. Luigi Ricciardiello, University of Bologna, Italy



Dairy & Health Outcomes: Cheese/Dairy and Heart Health

Dr. Emma Feeney, University College Dublin, Ireland



Dairy & Health Outcomes: Yogurt and T2DM

Dr. Andre Marette, Laval University, Canada



Dairy & Health Outcomes: Bone health

Dr. Sandra Iuliano, University of Melbourne, Australia



Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

09:20/18:20Closing Remarks  

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