As an example, the situation in which nutritional decisions are made and the way nutrients are presented may impact on our decisions. Furthermore, packaging of food may affect our choices. New scientific approaches intend to better understand the complex interplay of factors finally involved. Will brain research finally lead to a better understanding?
Changes in eating habits
Life is changing rapidly and so are our eating habits. People are eating more often outside home and there is less time to prepare food from fresh products. Especially young consumers expect food to also increase their quality of life. For the food industry the challenge remains how to adapt with fast changing trends and the changing individual expectations in the context of nutrition.
Our next expert's conversation on the subject "Why do we eat what we eat: Food choice - a complex behaviour" takes place in addition on the 3rd of May 2016, 13:30 pm.
Prof. Dr. Peter Stehle, Dekan Department of Nutritional and Food Sciences, University of Bonn
ModerationProf. Dr. Ute Nöthlings, Department of Nutritional and Food Sciences, Nutritional Epidemiology, University of Bonnn
13:45 Influences on food selection. Results from behavioural and brain research. Prof. Dr. Bernd Weber, Life and Brain Center, Bonn, Germany
14:15 Changes in eating habits. Challenges and opportunities for the food industry. Stefanie Lehmann, Bundesverband der Deutschen Ernährungsindustrie (BVE), Berlin, Germany
15:15 Get together
15.45 Presentation of Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster
16:15 Guided tour through the Deutsche Welle
17:15 End of program
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