Dr Kalpana Bhaskaran is currently the Domain Lead for Applied Nutrition and Glycemic Index Research at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. She championed the design, planning and implementation of Singapore’s and the region’s first accredited Glycemic Index Research Unit (GIRU). She is a qualified Nutritionist/Dietitian with more than 20 years of experience in nutrition research, lecturing, project management and consultancy services. She is currently the Principal Investigator for five ongoing clinical research studies in the area of Glycemic Index, Applied Nutrition and efficacy testing. A frequently featured commentator for her expert opinion on food and nutrition issues in both print and television media, Dr Kalpana is also invited to speak at local and overseas conferences and seminars.
There is a growing understanding among consumers of all ages that, what they eat today will determine their health status tomorrow. But despite this, obesity and diabetes in Asia Pacific region continues to soar. This panel will look at the latest consumer findings and research developments to ask, is industry doing enough to ensure consumers can eat the products they want, without the associated health risks.