The Whole Grain Summit 2017 in Vienna brought together some 220 public health experts and PR managers, manufacturers and marketers, grain scientists and government regulators from 36 countries from all continents aiming at coming to consensus and measurable results on how to increase consumption of whole grains.
Day 1 featured the latest updates on whole grain science, technology, nutrition and health, along with business marketing and regulatory perspectives. On Day 2 all participants had the chance to contribute to interactive workshops, using the proven World Café model. The third day continued these discussions in a very lively panel discussion and the overall outcome of the interaction will lead to a joint Whole Grain Declaration which is now being finalised.
In addition, the best posters were presented in plenary and awards were granted. The Young Scientist Award, sponsored by Quaker was awarded to Caleigh Sawicki; the Best Poster Award sponsored by Nestlé was awarded to Catarina Villa Real and the two ICC Awards for Wholegrain Research sponsored by ICC-Austria were granted to Yujie Wang and Sara Roberts for their exceptional work in the field!