SNFS Dialogue

SNFS Dialogue is a series of symposia addressing current topics of interest in the nutrition and food sciences.

Upcoming SNFS Dialogues

Fats and oils in foods - from food technology to nutritional physiology

SNFS, together with dedicated experts,  shed some light on the importance and role of fat in the diet and foods. Why do we need fats in our diet? What is their role in health and disease? Do we eat too much or the wrong kinds of fats? Why are certain fats frequently used by the fopod industry? These questions and more were addressed by our experts Dr. Sarah Egert, Professor Stefan Lorkowski and Professor Eckhard Flöter and intensively discussed with the audience.

The role of fats in nutrition

PD Dr. Sarah Egert (German Nutrition Society & University of Bonn): 

Fats: What do nutrition societies currently recommend and do we need to reformulate recommendations based on findings from recent studies?

Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorkowski (University of Jena): 

The food technology of fats

Prof. Dr. Eckhardt Flöter (Technische Universität Berlin)

Please read the joint press release of SNFS and the University of Hohenheim for further details.

The next SNFS dialogue later in 2018 will investigate Nutritional consequences of sugar and sweeteners in the diet.

Past SNFS Dialogues

Communication between scientists and (science) journalists - Pitfalls and solutions

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Simplifying scientific data and  and communicating them through media to the general audience without distorting the findings can be a challenge for both scientists and journalists. This symposium was held September 22, 2016 in Berlin and brought together researchers and (science) journalists, highlighted pitfalls and present some solutions for improved communication between them to ensure accurate presentation of research and scientific findings in the media.

Click here to read a brief report (in German) on this SNFS Dialogue.