12th FENS European Nutrition Conference


Date: 20th to 23rd October 2015, Berlin

Organised once every four years, the 12th FENS European Nutrition Conference is being held this year in Berlin, from 20th to 23rd October. On this occasion, the ISA is delighted to be part of the programme, hosting a symposium on a very topical subject: "Sweetness: the science behind sweet taste preference, effect on appetite, weight management and quality of diet". This insightful session, chaired by Prof Dr Fred Brouns (Maastricht University, Netherlands), took place on Tuesday 20th October, at 16.30 and was led by renowned experts in the fields of psychology, nutrition and behavioural sciences!

  • Dr France Bellisle, from the Université Paris 13, France, who addressed the appetite for sweetness and energy intake, with a focus on sugars and low calorie sweeteners in the consumer’s diet;
  • Prof Peter Rogers, from the University of Bristol, UK, who looked at the effects of low calorie sweeteners consumption on appetite and weight control;
  • Sigrid Gibson, from Sig-Nurture Ltd. Guildford, UK, who presented data from a new analysis of UK data comparing food and nutrient intakes in adults who consumed different types of soft drinks, including low calorie-sweetened and sugar-sweetened beverages.

Find out more about the speakers below. If you missed the symposium, read more from what was said during the session by reading the story here.

To read the ISA press release on this symposium, please click here.