Program

The FoodNavigator-USA Summit: FOOD FOR KIDS took place in Chicago and delegates gained expert insights from pioneers in the industry. It was 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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For our 2019 summit, we’ve taken on board feedback from the FOOD FOR KIDS community and added new features and sessions that drill further into how established brands can tap into current trends when developing products for children, plus a retailer perspectives, more interactive sessions and a deeper look at kids’ palates.

Our 2019 key themes were:

The consumer panel: We asked parents and kids to tell us what they like, what they don’t like, and what they look for on a food label when they shop for food for their children

You are what your mother ate? Cutting edge research into maternal nutrition and epigenetics

The kids’ food market: What’s the size of the prize?

Yuck or yum? How are kids’ flavor preferences developed? (And can you get your kids to eat broccoli?)

Is the future of baby food fresh? More retailers are stocking baby food in the chiller, but how big is this market opportunity?

Brainfood for kids! What do kids’ developing brains need?

Formulating and marketing clean label, lower sugar, wholesome, nutritious and healthy food for kids: From HPP babyfood to dairy snacks, protein snacks, healthy beverages and nutritious – but fun – meals for kids

Building a kids’ food brand: Learn about branding, packaging design, marketing and advertising that appeals to kids and their parents, in the retail and foodservice market