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NUTRITION & HEALTH SYMPOSIUM (NHS) – WORKSHOP ON NUTRIENT PROFILES FOR FOODS AND BEVERAGES (RE)FORMULATION, MARCH 14, 2019, DUBAI UAE

R.A Consulting moderated a panel discussion in the workshop on Nutrient profiles that was organized by Nestlé at the margin of the Nutrition & Health Symposium, under the umbrella of the Emirates Nutrition Association and the Department of Health (DOH) and with the participation of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOPH).

The workshop highlighted the important role of nutrient profiles to drive food products reformulation and innovation and the need to develop a multisectoral and collaborative approach in the UAE to work on the development of comprehensive and locally relevant Nutrient Profile model. Participants from the public and private sector had the opportunity to share and exchange expert knowledge on the topic. The panel discussion highlighted the importance of food reformulation that was listed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) among the cost-effective measure for the prevention and control of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), and the challenges faced to find the right balance between food reformulation and consumer taste and preference as well as the importance of raising consumer awareness on healthy lifestyles.