Optifel at the Food for Elderly International Conference!

OPTIFEL project was strongly represented at the “Food for Elderly International Conference” organized by Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou 15 – 17 octobre 2015. Three members from OPTIFEL’s consortium were invited speakers at  this conference organised by Professor Jianshe Chen, who is a former Optifel participant.

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Optifel results presented during Pangborn 2015

During the last Pangborn 2015, 2 posters have been presented by Mathieu MINGIONI (ESA):

Fruits and Vegetables liking among European elderly, according to food preferences, attitutes towards food and dependency. M. Mingioni, E. Mehinagic, L. Laguna, A. Sarkar, G. Artigas, V. Vanwymelbeke, T. Pirttijärvi, J. Chen, E. Järvenpää, H. Kautola, T. Mäenpää, R. Tahvonen, I.Grabska-Kobylecka, I. Maitre.

Gustatory discrimination abilities of elderly people in apple purées and impact on liking. M. Mingioni, E. Mehinagic, G. Artigas, K. Siucińska, D. Konopacka, I. Maitre.

Guidelines describing characteristics of Fruit and Vegetable products adapted to the senior population

OPTIFEL partners have developed a specification to food industry, based on the project findings and including information about product development for the elderly. These guidelines include 3 sections: Nutritional guidelines, Functional guidelines and Guidelines for Packaging.

An English version of « Guidelines describing characteristics of Fruit and Vegetable products adapted to the senior population » is available. The translations into French, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish, Polish and German are in progress and will probably be completed by the end of 2015.