Thursday, June 18, 2020

Health and Nutrition Division virtual round table

The Health and Nutrition Division recently hosted a virtual roundtable. In attendance were 16 members from all over the world, including the USA, Canada, Switzerland and New Zealand. In fact, this Division has the most global leadership team of all AOCS Divisions.

The results of the 2021 Technical Program Survey topics were discussed – the survey had a better response this year than ever before with 33 responses. Proposed topics included, Dietary cannabinoids, Neurological health issues and vegetable and marine oils, health benefits of food proteins and peptides, and controversial edible oils. Some other ideas included Sustainable innovations in lipids; Lipids from dairy sources; and Ketogenic diets, Lipids and Covid-19. After some discussion, the main topics of interest seemed to focus on proteins, cannabinoids and essential fatty acids.

The Division still needs to find session chairs for all these topics, please contact Matt Miller, if interested. Further, the Division is looking for feedback on Lipid School topics and presenters – who is the intended audience? Possible audiences include non-specialists, including technologists or analytical chemists. Please provide thoughts and feedback to chair, Fabiola Dionisi.

Kacie Ho, the newsletter editor is looking for fresh ideas for the Newsletter – who should she feature in the next newsletter. Please reach out with input and suggestions,

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Fabiola Dionisi, Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland

Vice Chair
Matthew (Matt) Miller, Cawthron Institute Nelson, New Zealand

Kacie Ho, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

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