Foodvalley Breakfast session Food & Health

On Tuesday 10 March 2020 the Foodvalley Breakfast Session Food & Health will take place. This breakfast session focuses on the relevance and need of healthy food and a healthy eating pattern in a world where the population is aging. Both have proven to contribute to a longer perceived quality of life. While enjoying your breakfast, Sjors Verlaan, FrieslandCampina, Esmee Doets, Wageningen University and Research, and Jeroen Wouters, Foodvalley NL will share their vision on this theme.

A nice example of empowering people to improve their wellbeing and to stimulate a healthy lifestyle is the ProMuscle project initiated by Wageningen University and Research in cooperation with FrieslandCampina, Innopastry, Zilveren Kruis-Achmea and Nutrition & Healthcare Alliance. This lifestyle program, which combined progressive strength training with protein-rich food, is proven to be significantly effective under controlled settings and also after implementation in a real-life setting.

As participating partner in the ProMusle project Sjors Verlaan from FrieslandCampina will elaborate on the role that nutrition and exercise can play in healthy ageing and the course of disease in frail elderly and patients. ProMuscle's project leader Esmee Doets will share with you the latest insights on how to improve the independency and vitality of vulnerable elderly people.

For over many years Japan and The Netherlands share values and interests, such as food quality, health and safety. We face the same challenges in the future: ageing populations and the need for healthy nutrition. In this context, Foodvalley NL is organizing the Foodvalley Summit Personalized Nutrition from June 2-4 in Tokyo, Japan. Jeroen Wouters, Foodvalley NL’s  Director International, will briefly highlight this during the breakfast session.

For whom

Food and ingredient suppliers active in the plant-based and health sector and companies with interest in food and health are kindly invited to join the session.


08.00-08.10 Short word of welcome and setting the scene, by Jeroen Wouters - Director International Foodvalley
08.10-08.30 Latest insights on lifestyle program ProMuscle, by Esmee Doets - Project leader ProMuscle
08.30-08.50 The role of nutrition and nourishing the muscles in healthy aging - by Sjors Verlaan, Director Development Specialised Nutrition FrieslandCampina
08.50-09.10 Challenges healthy aging and personalized nutrition NL | Japan, Upcoming Foodvalley Summit Personalized Nutrition Tokyo, by Jeroen Wouters - Director International Foodvalley NL
09.10-10.00 Networking

Venue | registration |Language

The breakfast session will take place on Tuesday 10 March 2020 from 08.00-10.00 hr. at Foodvalley NL, Nieuwe Kanaal 7J in Wageningen, The Netherlands. The working language during the meeting is English.

The membership of Foodvalley entitles you to a wide scope of benefits; free access to the Foodvalley Breakfast sessions is just one of them. Admission is free for Foodvalley Members and they will receive a separate mail to register. Non Foodvalley members pay €30 excl. VAT and can register for the session by clicking here.

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Next breakfast session

Mark your calendar for the next Foodvalley breakfast session that will take place on 21 April 2020 about theme Circular Agriculture. More information and a concept program will soon be shared via this website. Registration for this session is already open.