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FIA – Innovative Ingredients for a Better Health – Jakarta 4 Oct 18

 Time: 1:15pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Jakarta International Expo, Room D2-GF-04, Arena Pekan Raya Jakarta (PRJ) Kemayoran, Jakarta 10620
Indonesia, much like other countries in the Southeast Asian region experience has seen an increase in the prevalence of overweight/obesity alongside its economic growth over the last three decades. Despite its flourishing economy, it is also one of the few countries with a high prevalence in stunting in children, which is a precursor to the increased risk of developing non-communicable diseases when they are older.

With the country becoming increasingly urbanised, Indonesians are leading sedentary lifestyles while also consuming that are particularly high in carbohydrates and fats as a result of increased food availability and changing diets. As such, a quarter of its population is classed as overweight and about six per cent are obese.

With the growing policy pressures to address the overconsumption of sugar, rising epidemic of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the F&B industry has been investing in R&D to reduce sugar in its products. However, sugar reduction is far more challenging than ‘just taking the sugar out’ as they contribute to other functional roles apart from influencing taste. As such, Low/Non-Calorie Sweeteners (LNCS) has been identified as a growing alternative to sugar.

But, its collective reputation has become the subject of intense public debate. Each speaker brought along their unique expertise that gave the session a diverse insight on addressing the negative narrative on LNCS, as well as the barriers and opportunities in accelerating product in promoting healthier eating behaviours among Indonesian consumers.

Presentation Decks:

Photos taken during the event can be viewed here.



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