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Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute Established

Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute Established
October 21
12:51 2015

As the global focus on nutrition and general wellness continues to take centre stage, Kerry Group has announced the launch of the Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute. Supported by a Scientific Advisory Council, the Institute aims to provide expert insight into the science and policy of health, taste, nutrition and general wellness. To make the Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute easily accessible to health and nutrition professionals, a website by the same name has been launched simultaneously.

The Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute has three guiding principles:

* To educate on health and wellness market trends and to provide knowledge on nutritional considerations across life stages and need states

* To connect with the global scientific community on regulatory and policy matters, and evolutions in scientific research

* To advance scientific knowledge to help deliver great tasting, nutritious food and beverages, and to advance Kerry’s nutrition research programme

Across the globe, public health challenges such obesity and diabetes are increasingly prevalent across all ages and in all corners of the globe. This has substantially increased the focus on improving the nutritional quality of food supply to enable more nutritious and healthier food and beverage choices, while maintaining convenience. Despite this taste remains the most important factor to 41% of consumers globally when choosing food or drink products (Datamonitor) meaning that manufacturers cannot afford to look at nutrition in isolation.

Scientific Advisory Council members (left to right): Dr Joanne Slavin, Dr Christine Loscher and Dr Sharon Donovan. Credit: Jason Clarke Photography.

Scientific Advisory Council members (left to right): Dr Joanne Slavin, Dr Christine Loscher and Dr Sharon Donovan. Credit: Jason Clarke Photography.

Satya Jonnalagadda, Ph D, MBA, RD, Director of Global Nutrition at Kerry, says: “The challenges we are facing in terms of public health are varied, complex and are at a global scale. Action is needed at industry, social and individual level to tackle crises, such as the obesity epidemic. As a taste and nutrition leader, we want to help guide the development of evidence based products that will have a significant impact on health and still taste great.”

Scientific Advisory Council

The Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute is supported by a Scientific Advisory Council, which is made up of recognised leaders in nutrition science and research:

* Sharon Donovan, Ph.D., RD, Professor of Nutrition at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign;

* Christine Loscher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Immunology at Dublin City University;

* Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., RD, Professor of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota.

Council members augment the Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute with their learnings on scientific advancements in the areas of general wellness and nutrition for future nutritional and technology innovation. The Institute is also supported by internal Kerry advisors, who bring a wealth of knowledge in taste and nutrition.

“These prominent experts hailing from exceptional institutions will help Kerry, through the Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute, achieve its commitment to discovering new nutritional technologies and applications, and ultimately help consumers around the globe pursue healthier lifestyles with innovative and great tasting nutritional solutions”, said Albert McQuaid, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Functional Ingredients & Actives.

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