Program

The FoodNavigator-USA Summit 2020: Food for Kids will take place in Chicago and delegates will gain expert insights from pioneers in the industry. It is an amazing opportunity for businesses to come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of today’s evolving marketplace, finding new ways to translate scientific discoveries into pioneering products that today’s consumers want to buy.

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2020 KEY THEMES

PARENTS, TEENS & TWEENS

Quiz our consumer panels on everything from meal times to cooking, snacking, label-reading, eating out, and dealing with food allergies.

LUNCHABLES 2.0?

From the next generation of Lunchables to healthy school snacks, convenient ways to get your five-a-day, low-and no-calorie beverages, functional dairy, and plant-based meat and dairy, learn where the market is going.

CATEGORY DISRUPTION

Meet the brands disrupting the kids’ food market with breakthrough products, branding strategies, or routes to market in baby & toddler food, snacks, beverages, frozen & chilled meals, dairy, cereals, and supplements.

TRAILBLAZERS

Watch the winners of our FOOD FOR KIDS 2020 trailblazers challenge present their innovations to our expert panel.

INVESTMENT & INCUBATION

Who is nurturing and funding the next generation of kids’ food and beverage brands? Where are the growth opportunities, and what are investors, retailers, and restaurants really looking for?

THE NUTRITION STREAM

From omega-3s and probiotics to prebiotic fibers, vitamins and minerals, and human milk oligosaccharides; what nutrients do kids need and when? Should kids’ food get more ‘functional,’ and should children take supplements? Learn what’s next in nutrition, fortification, and supplementation for expectant moms, infants, toddlers, and children of all ages.

CLEAN LABEL FORMULATION

From cleaner labels to allergy-friendly formulations, learn more about kids’ flavor and texture preferences, what parents are looking for on food labels, and product testing with children.

PESTER POWER

Branding, packaging, marketing, and advertising kids’ products. What works, what doesn’t, and how do you reach the target consumer (kids) AND the gatekeeper (parents, guardians)?

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