Prof. Ciarán Forde contributed at the conference on “Food Processing Classification Systems” from IAFNS

Chairholder of the Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour group Prof. Ciarán Forde was recently invited to contribute to the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutritional Science (IAFNS) two-day conference on “Food Processing Classification Systems”. The meeting brought together expertise from US Govt. agencies, academia and industry to discuss the role of food processing in health, and the potential application of classification system to categorise the health properties of processed foods.

Prof. Forde was invited to discuss ‘the impact of food sensory, hedonic and eating behaviour properties on energy intake’. He also shared the ongoing ‘RESTRUCTURE’ project ( which aims to explore the importance of eating behavior in moderating energy intake from processed foods. The purpose of the meeting can be found here, with the full agenda which can be found here, alongside speaker bios.