The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) hosted an all-virtual affiliated session during the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021 Pre-Summit, sponsored by N8 AgriFood.
Titled, “Ensuring Healthy Ageing Through Supportive Diets,” the event featured discussions on nutrition, scientific cooperation and introducing more inclusivity of older populations to encourage greater health, mobility and cognition.
As populations worldwide are ageing, there are ways our society can help ensure a healthy, enjoyable and sustainable lifestyle for older individuals. This event featured experts and speakers who opened a dialogue around improved nutrition and diets in ageing populations to support optimum immune systems that reduce viral infections, delay cognitive decline, help manage chronic diseases, and reduce the risk of sarcopenia and the loss of muscle mass.
Experts also discussed the importance of data collection to develop food that supports healthy ageing, as well as the need for—and value of—greater collaboration between the public and private sectors. Speaking at the event was N8 AgriFood’s Chair at the University of Leeds, Professor Louise Dye, pictured. She formed part of a line-up eight speakers from North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America, spanning different sectors, including academia, government, industry and civil society.
Watch the webinar online here: