What Does Energy Really Mean?

Author(s): Heather Nelson Cortes, PhD

Energy can mean physical energy from calories, stimulation from caffeine, or mental focus from ingredients like adaptogens. Finding the best solution means knowing which benefit different consumers are looking for during each time of day.


Healthy Ageing, Ultra-Processed Foods, and Calorie Reduction: Key Takeaways from the 2019 FENS Conference

Author(s): Graham Doyle & Aisling Aherne, PhD, RNutr

Hosted in Dublin, October 15th to 18th, the 13th Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) Conference is the premier European meeting in its field. The theme for this year’s conference was “Malnutrition in an Obese World – European Perspectives”, and featured a wide range of international speakers, covering the spectrum of nutritional science in plenary… Read more »


Consumer Attitudes Toward Calorie Reduction

Author(s): Aisling Aherne, PhD, RNutr & Nanette Solan, PhD

There’s a global focus on reducing calories in foods to improve consumer health, but one question many have is ‘which products do we focus on?’ Kerry’s recent study, ConsumerFirst, revealed useful insights into calorie reduction strategies for the food and beverage industry. Specifically, the results give guidance about which product categories and sub-categories where calorie… Read more »