European Strategies for Reducing Obesity

Session Track: General Session

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 9:10 a.m. -9:50 a.m.

Session Description:

Learn what Europe is doing to tackle rising rates of obesity. Examine the most successful obesity management models, and gain insight as to how the food industry can respond to this issue.

Speaker Information:

Kees de Gooijer, Ph.D., I.r., Director, Food & Nutrition Delta / Wageningen UR
Kees de GooijerC. D. (Kees) de Gooijer is the director of the Food & Nutrition Delta Foundation and chairman of the Board, B-Basic, an innovation program for sustainable chemistry. He is also  a member of the executive committee of the Dutch Separation Technology Institute. His experience spans the arenas of bioprocessing, engineering, and animal cell technology. He was the director of the Educational Institute of Technology and Nutrition of Wageningen University, and also served as director of the State Institute of Food Safety. Mr. De Gooijer holds a master’s degree in food science.