12th Vahouny Fiber Symposium

Recorded December 14 and 15, 2020

Description: The 12th Vahouny Fiber Symposium was held on-line in a virtual format in December 2020.  The live event was attended by participants from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies. As the first Vahouny Symposium to have been held in a virtual format, the structure purposefully included questions and answers after each presenter, and panel discussions.  Three invited sessions comprised the bulk of the conference program: one on substantiating the physiological benefit of fiber, one on applying carbohydrate knowledge through a database, and one on evaluating the tolerance of nondigestible carbohydrates.

Conference program:

Section 1: Substantiating human physiological benefits for isolated and synthetic nondigestible carbohydrates

Section 2: Advancing Science: Applying Carbohydrate Knowledge

Session 3: Standardized protocol (PICO) for evaluating digestive tolerance of nondigestible carbohydrates among the general population

Learning outcomes:

After these presentations focused on dietary fiber, the viewer will be able to:

  • Interpret data to make recommendations and to inform decisions.
  • Apply research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
  • Interpret and apply evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs.
  • Apply knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice

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