Mondelēz International R&D | December 2017

Held every four years, the IUNS International Congress of Nutrition is one of the most popular and widely attended nutrition conference. Once again, Mondelēz International was pleased to participate to the 21st edition of this major event conjointly organized by the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) and by the Sociedad Argentina de Nutrición (SAN) last October in Buenos Aires.

Sharing knowledge about Mondelēz International nutrition topics of expertise

Mondelēz International invited conference delegates to discuss scientific evidence and latest results about four different nutrition and well-being topics at its exhibit booth:

• Mindful Snacking: a behavioral approach to appropriate snacking practices

• Oral Health: how does sugar-free chewing gum protect your teeth?

• Slow-Release Carbohydrates: high-SDS cereal foods and their health interests

• Wholegrain foods and health: scientic evidence grows stronger but consumption is still far too low

Presenting Mondelēz International latest nutrition research results

Mondelēz International researchers hosted three poster presentations in two of their nutrition research areas of expertise: healthy eating behaviors as well as slow-release carbohydrates and glycemic response. Posters are available on this website:

• Development of a new methodology to define an optimal portion size of food taking into account consumer satisfaction, appetite sensations and energy intake. Lesdéma Laurent A. et al.

• From starch structure to its in vivo metabolic fate: advanced imagery techniques to explain the changes in starch structure during different biscuit-making processes. Cesbron-Lavau G. et al.

• Plasma glucose kinetics following ingestion of two cereal products differing by their Slowly Digestible Starch content in health males and females. Meynier A. et al

Introducing the science behind 'Mindful Eating applied to snacking'

Mindful eating is an approach that has been investigated in more and more clinical studies. Its principles provide guidance regarding the behavior to adopt before and during eating occasions. Mondelēz International organized a scientific symposium entitled Mindful eating applied to snacking: a promising behavioral approach supported by research. Three experts in the fields of nutrition and food behavior, psychology and food marketing were invited to share in-depth knowledge and latest scientific advances about this emerging topic:

•Snacking in different parts of the world: a marker of dietary anarchy or a useful contributor to diet quality and weight control? Dr. France Bellisle, Paris 13 University, France. 

•Eating mindfully as a sustainable healthy behavior: theory and evidence. Dr. Jean Kristeller, Indiana State University, USA. 

•How mindfulness can benefit snacking. Dr. Yann Cornil, University of British Columbia, Canada.The symposium book including speakers' short presentations and abstracts is available here. A summary of this symposium is under writing and will be made available on this website when published in 2018.

Meanwhile, you can access the sixth NutrInsight issue which details latest research advances into the benefits of mindful eating for snacking: Mindful Snacking: scientific evidence supporting the application of Mindful Eating for sensible snacking practices.

NutrInsight #6. Mindful Snacking: Scientific evidence supporting the application of Mindful Eating for sensible snacking practices

Mindful eating and mindfulness may be effective approaches to changing eating behaviors, review suggest

How to inspire Mindful Snacking behavior: practical tips, tools and resources for health care professionals supporting consumers