Expo Hall Learning Center
Expo Briefing: Bone Health: Why Brittle Bone Concerns are just as Important for Men as Women
Sunday, October 21
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Women’s bone health has been discussed for years, but not many people realize that men should be concerned too. In fact, for men over 50, developing an osteoporotic fracture is higher than the risk of developing prostate cancer. This briefing will explore the latest research on the benefits of prunes on bone health, including new research in the male population. The practical nature of counseling men on this issue, including barriers to be aware of and strategies to make bone health an easy part of a daily routine, will also be discussed.
Expo Briefing: A “Sweet” Approach to Great-Tasting, Reduced Calorie Foods and Beverages
Monday, October 22
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Consumers have a love for sweetness but, at the same time, are seeking more low-sugar, low-calorie foods and beverages. According to a recent International Food and Information Council (IFIC) Foundation survey, 77 percent of consumers said they were trying to limit or avoid sugars in general. This expo briefing focuses on stevia as a key player in the market for reduced sugar products and how it is changing consumer perception about sweetness.
Expo Briefing: The Omega-3 Conundrum: Deciphering Science to Support Better Health
Monday, October 22
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
As a group committed to educating others about optimal nutrition, the Global Nutrition and Health Alliance (GNHA) sought to understand the discrepancy between consumers’ perception about the amount of Omega-3 (O3) consumed in their diets and the actual biomarker of O3 status in their blood, called the O3-Index. This session will share study findings, and address variances in studies across the Omega-3 field to discuss what the implications are for healthcare professionals and what the findings mean to consumers in the quest to ensure optimal health and chronic disease prevention.