Fibre: the key to brightening your golden years




Start Date:11/2/2017

Start Time:10:00 AM EDT

Duration:60 minutes


Hear about consumers’ attitudes towards health and aging and how fibre can contribute to the quality of their lives now and later.


Learn about the latest demographics and attitudes towards aging including how consumers are proactively managing their health.


Consuming more fibre for digestive health is just one way consumers are being proactive as they age. But, functional fibres can provide many important health benefits beyond gut health.


Hear about the science behind how some soluble fibres can contribute to heart health, bone health, and more. And, learn about emerging science and technologies that enable a greater understanding of fibre, its impact on the gut microbiome and potential health benefits.


Julie Anne Miller Jones

Professor Emerita

St. Catherine University, Retired

Dr. Julie Miller Jones, professor emerita of nutrition and food science at St. Catherine University, has expertise in fibre and whole grains. She advises Canada’s Healthy Grains Institute and the US Grain Foods Foundation. She has many papers, speeches and awards and was twice named a fellow.

Matthew Oster

Head of Consumer Health

Euromonitor International

Matthew Oster is the Head of Consumer Health at Euromonitor International, providing research and analysis on consumer trends, key markets, competitive landscape and growth opportunities in the global consumer health space. He has worked in market research since 2011 and holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins.

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Fibre: the key to brightening your golden years

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