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The Forum, based in Europe and with links worldwide, is an active network of universities, institutes and industries interested in grain and grain based products. Its vision is that whole grain and high fibre grain-based foods assist consumers in health maintenance worldwide, help reduce health care costs and provide added value for companies in the production chain from farm to fork. The forum is formulating priorities for research communications activities, with the overall aim of increasing consumers' intake of protective components in whole grains.

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Recent news and publications

Summary of Recent Research On Whole Grains and Health

Healthgrain Forum Member the Oldways Whole Grains Council compiled the 2017 Summary of Recent Research On Whole Grains and Health summarizing 112 publications on whole grains, cereal fibres and health.

Find the full publication under https://www.healthgrain.org/activities/grains_and_health

The new Healthgrain Forum whole-grain food definition

The new Healthgrain Forum definition, published in the July 2017 issue of Advances in Nutrition will pave the way towards clearer labelling on food packaging. For more information see the press release and https://www.healthgrain.org/activities/whole_grain. The published paper is available for free download at http://advances.nutrition.org/content/8/4/525.abstract. The definition recommends that a food may be labelled as whole grain’ if it contains at least 30 % whole-grain ingredients in the overall product and more whole grain than refined grain, both on a dry weight basis.

This builds on the widely recognised ‘whole grain definition’, for whole grain as a raw material and ingredient published by the Healthgrain Forum in 2014. For more information see https://www.healthgrain.org/activities/whole_grain .

Whole Grain Summit 2017 - Vienna, 13-15 November 2017 - Register now!

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The Whole Grain Summit 2017 in Vienna will be the place where public health experts and PR managers, manufacturers and markketers, grain scientists and government regulators will come together aiming at coming to consensus and measurable results on how to increase consumption of whole grains.

While Day 1 will feature the latest updates on whole grain science, technology, nutrition and health, along with business marketing and regulatory perspectives, in Day 2 all participants can contribute to interactive workshops, using the proven World Café model. On Day 3 these discussions and the recommendations and conclusions thereof will lead to a joint Whole Grain Declaration - Be part of it! Find the updated programme under https://www.wholegrainsummit.com/programme

The best posters will be presented in plenary and there will also be a Young Scientist Award (sponsored by Quaker) a Best Poster Award (sponsored by Nestlé) and an ICC Award for Wholegrain Research (sponsored by ICC-Austria) granted for exceptional work in the field! 

Tailor your ideal exhibition and sponsorship package with us! Take advantage of this opportunity and bring your company in the focus of the global grain and food sector. Find the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities as well as all other event details at www.wholegrainsummit.com

We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!