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World Conference on Infant Nutrition in Wellington

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The only global conference on infant and young child nutrition will be held in Wellington this Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Feeding the Future conference features a line-up of expert speakers from New Zealand, Australia and around the world.

They cover topics from infant formula efficacy and trade with China to the shortage of infant formula in the US and everything in between.

It will be opened by Minister of Agriculture, Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor.

Feeding the Future is hosted by the Infant Nutrition Council, which represents the majority of manufacturers, marketers and ingredient suppliers of infant formulas and infant milk beverages in New Zealand and Australia.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Tracy Li Liangqiu, Executive Vice President, China Nutrition and Health Food Assn: Driving the Development of the IF Industry
  • Dr. Carrie Assar, US Food and Drug Administration: Regulation of infant formula in the United States.
  • Liggins Institute: Early Life Nutrition, Dr. Anne Jaquiery
  • Professor Clare Wall, University of Auckland: An early diet
  • Professor Thyme Green and Dr Merilyn Netting, South Australian Institute of Health and Medicine: Trends and Controversies in Infant Feeding Practices
  • Daniel Ong, Kuala Lumpur: Disruption in Global Supply Chains
  • Maya Shehayeb, Euromonitor International: Key Trends and Effective Strategies
  • Jack A. Bobo, Washington, DC: Navigating the Future of Food
  • Professor Phil Bremer, University of Otago: Current and Emerging Food Safety Issues
  • Dr. Kirill Lagutin, Callaghan Innovation: Bridging the Gap Between Formula and Breastfeeding Outcomes
  • Geoff Cleghorn, Professor Emeritus, University of Queensland: Breast Milk Oligosaccharides
  • De Junichi Minami, Tokyo: Multifunctionality of Bidobacteria in the infant gut
  • Associate Professor Bev Muhlhausler (CSIRO, Health and Biosecurity Unit): A Literature Review of Infant Milk Drinks
  • Glen Neal, FSANZ Risk General Manager: Light at the end of the tunnel

Jean Carey, chief executive of the Infant Nutrition Council, said she was thrilled with the capacity of local, regional and international speakers.

“Having world-renowned experts discuss a wide range of topics here provides a great opportunity for our industry to learn more about the pressing issues facing infant nutrition.

“I am also pleased to have representatives hear directly from our two great trading partners, China and the United States.

“They, along with speakers from Malaysia, Japan and Australia, believe that the world of infant nutrition is watching us, giving the conference a truly international presence and being New Zealand’s world-leading authority on infant nutrition. Complement some.

“The infant formula and infant formula beverage industry has made significant contributions to the nutritional needs of infants and young children and knowledge of the quality and benefits of human milk, but there is still much to learn. That is the purpose of this conference. is everything.

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