BFBH 2018


March 20-22, 2018


Explore how food impacts children’s growth with a focus on obesity and malnutrition, infections, allergy, and the emerging field linking nutrition and behavior.

Tuesday, March 20

5:30pm - 6:00pm


6:00pm - 6:15pm

Welcome address

6:15pm - 7:00pm

Keynote Lecture

Assessment and control of nutritional deficiencies globally


Welcome dinner

Wednesday, March 21

Session 1

Growth & metabolism

The early impact of food on children’s growth & metabolism and how to prevent malnutrition and metabolic diseases

8:30am - 9:00am

Dietary reference intakes around distinct nutritional needs

9:00am - 9:30am

Dietary interventions for infants and children in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)

9:30am - 10:00am

Dairy intake and bone growth during childhood

10:00am - 10:30am

How to assess nutrition and provide practical recommendations to the family

10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee break

12:30pm - 2:15pm


Session 2

Immunity, allergy & infections

Immune status and susceptibility to allergy & infections. Role of diet and specific ingredient strategies

2:15pm - 2:45pm

Determinants of allergenicity and modulation of allergies. Rationale for perinatal intervention. Prebiotics example.

2:45pm - 3:15pm

Links between malnutrition & intestinal infections in children from LMICs

3:15pm - 3:45pm

The gut microbiome: an emerging modifiable risk factor for iImproving immune function and child health

3:45pm - 4:15pm

Coffee break

5:45pm - 6:15pm

Coffee break

6:15pm - 6:45pm

Nutritional challenges for children in China

7:00 pm


Thursday, March 22

Session 3

Diet & behavior

Links between diet, microbiota and behavioral changes: preclinical, clinical and epidemiological studies

8:30am - 9:00am

Links between nutrition & cognition in children

9:00am - 9:30am

The microbiota-gut-brain axis in health and diseases of the newborn

9:30am - 10:00am

Coffee break


End of Meeting

The #BFBH2016 conference was a great success! The conference gathered more than 100 experts from 15 nationalities. #Microbiota #health

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