Health and Nutrition

FIA advocates a multi-stakeholder approach to addressing the dual burden of over-consumption and under-nutrition. We are working to raise awareness of the steps the industry is taking in Asia to help address this complex challenge, and we are building effective partnerships between the private sector and governments throughout the region to meet specific public health goals.

FIA harnesses the power of partnerships through evolve, a multi-stakeholder platform to co-create localised solutions that seeks to improve diets and stabilise the rates of malnutrition in Asia.

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  • Over 2 billion people worldwide are suffering from micronutrient deficiency, a serious global problem that causes blindness, impaired physical and cognitive development, diseases, infections and even death. With the start of a new decade, Arun Baral, CEO of HarvestPlus, discusses the steps needed to be taken in ensuring that everyone has the potential to live a healthy, productive life.
    23 Jan 2020
    Naturally Nutritious Foods that Consumers Want and Need
    Over 2 billion people worldwide are suffering from micronutrient deficiency, a serious global problem that causes blindness, impaired physical and cognitive development, diseases, infections and even death. With the start of a new decade, Arun Baral, CEO of HarvestPlus, discusses the steps needed to be taken in ensuring that everyone has the potential to live a healthy, productive life.
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  • Reformulation is increasingly becoming a main focus area for the food and beverage industry in Asia, with manufacturers revamping products to provide healthier alternatives in line with meeting consumer demand. FIA recently held the inaugural Asia Reformulation Conference, bringing together over 150 delegates from ingredient and food manufacturing companies to discuss the state of play on reformulation in the region, and the importance of collaboration to spur efforts geared towards delivering improved nutrition.
    29 Oct 2019
    Asia Reformulation Conference: A Deep Dive into Industry Efforts & Consumer Perception
    Reformulation is increasingly becoming a main focus area for the food and beverage industry in Asia, with manufacturers revamping products to provide healthier alternatives in line with meeting consumer demand. FIA recently held the inaugural Asia Reformulation Conference, bringing together over 150 delegates from ingredient and food manufacturing companies to discuss the state of play on reformulation in the region, and the importance of collaboration to spur efforts geared towards delivering improved nutrition.
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  • The global food system had undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Rapid urbanisation, sedentary lifestyles and higher incomes have resulted in a shift towards less healthy dietary habits, but the F&B industry is responding to play its role in advancing the region's health agenda.
    08 Oct 2019
    Food Reformulation Leads to Healthier Products
    The global food system had undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Rapid urbanisation, sedentary lifestyles and higher incomes have resulted in a shift towards less healthy dietary habits, but the F&B industry is responding to play its role in advancing the region's health agenda.
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  • India faces the double burden of malnutrition with high rates of undernutrition coexisting alongside increasing rates of obesity and NCDs. Steven Bartholomeusz, FIA's Policy Director, sits down with FoodNavigator Asia to share the major factors driving reformulation in India, as well as the hurdles that food companies in India encounter in accelerating their reformulation progress.
    17 Sep 2019
    What's Next for India's Reformulation Journey?
    India faces the double burden of malnutrition with high rates of undernutrition coexisting alongside increasing rates of obesity and NCDs. Steven Bartholomeusz, FIA's Policy Director, sits down with FoodNavigator Asia to share the major factors driving reformulation in India, as well as the hurdles that food companies in India encounter in accelerating their reformulation progress.
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