A number of collective activities are undertaken to create this dialogue with stakeholders including scientific roadshows, satellite symposia at major European nutrition events.

Past events

15 April 2021

ESC Preventative Cardiology 2021

Virtual Congress,

EMF Symposium:

Dairy and CVD risk reduction - new insights based on the food matrix concept

Professor Arne Astrup, Novo Nordisk Foundation

Chair: Professor Michelle McKinley, Queen’s University Belfast

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15 March 2021

Food matrix effect video

European Milk Forum,

As nutrition science evolves, we are learning more and more about the food matrix effect and its importance in understanding the impact that food has on our health. The dairy matrix is one of the best researched examples of the ‘food matrix effect’, with beneficial matrix effects...

22 August 2020

WCO-IOF-ESCEO Virtual congress 2020

Virtual Congress,

Impact of whole dairy matrix on musculoskeletal health and aging. Outcomes of a workshop organized under the auspices of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO).Chairperson: Arne ASTRUP

  • The concept...
02 November 2019

The Dairy Matrix: a new approach to understanding the health effects of food

Mercure Hotel MOA, Berlin

Food can no longer be considered as simply the sum of its nutrients but its complex physical structure also has to be taken into account. For milk and dairy foods too, it is increasingly recognised that the health impact extends beyond the individual nutrients. The unique combina...

15 October 2019

Beyond nutrients: Health Effects of the Dairy Matrix

Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin 1

Nutrition research has traditionally focused on identifying the specific mechanisms and health impact of single nutrients. More recently, however, attention has shifted to examine the relationship of whole foods with health, including dairy foods.

Food is no longer considered si...

04 April 2019

WCO-IOF-ECSEO Paris 2019

Palais des Congrès, Paris

Beyond nutrients: health effects of the dairy matrix

Hosted by the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (Paris - Palais des Congrès from April 4 to April 7), Pr Arne Astrup* will give a greater insight into the ‘food matrix’ and highlight t...

06 September 2018

Beyond Nutrients: health effects of the dairy matrix

IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, Madrid

The Symposium explored the health effects of the dairy matrix. It is increasingly recognised that the effects of milk and dairy foods on health extends beyond the benefits of the individual nutrients they contain. Rather, the unique combination of nutrients and bioactive factors...

19 April 2018

Microbiota and bone health


During the World Congress on Osteoporosis, held in Krakow from 19th to 21st April, EMF sponsored a session in the official programme, dedicated to the role of nutrition and exercise on sarcopenia. The research of the working groups on sarcopenia was an opportunity for Prof. Regin...

01 February 2018

Eating Sustainably is possible

Sevilla, Sevilla

Organised by IDF (International Dairy Federation), a recent symposium held on the 1st and 2nd  February 2018 brought the dairy community together to focus on “The role of dairy in sustainable diets” in Seville, Spain.

This symposium focused on the public perception of dairy, heal...

03 October 2017

The dairy matrix: a new approach to understanding the health effects of food

Roadshow 2017, The Hague, Copenhagen, Brussels, Belfast and Dublin


For documents linked to the event
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November 1st 2017

The health effects of food are more than the sum of its nutrients
The Hague (October 3), Copenhagen (October 4), Brussels (October 11), Belfast (October 30), Dublin (November 1)

For the fourth time, the E...

25 March 2017

WCO-IOF-ESCEO Florence 2017

Fortezza da Basso, Florence

Satellite symposium, Saturday March 25,2017

Dairy products and bone in 2017: from health benefits to health economics

Chairman: R.Rizzoli, Geneva 

  • Dairy products: facts or fantasy (JY Reginster, University of Liege)
  • Dairy and Older People: evidence to support the policies. (Dr. ...
14 April 2016


Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga, Málaga

The World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculskeletal Diseases is the largest worldwide event fully dedicated to the clinical and economical aspects of these diseases. Over 3,500 clinicians and international experts attended the Congress in Malaga, Spain (14th-17t...

21 October 2015


Estrel Berlin, Berlin

Dietary guidance over the last 30 years has focused on dietary fat and saturated fat reduction to minimize the risk of metabolic diseases, especially the risk of heart disease.

However, science is evolving and it seems that saturated fat may not be the major issue. Moreover emer...

23 April 2015

The role of milk and dairy foods in healthy, sustainable diets

Roadshow 2015, Brussels, The Hague, Copenhagen, Oslo
15 September 2014


Roadshow 2014, Belfast, Dublin, Paris

Please find below the available download links to the presentations, the abstract and the bios of all speakers at the EMF Milk, Nutritious by Nature Symposia September 2014 Belfast, Dublin, Paris. Exploring the health benefits of the milk matrix.

19 September 2013


Granada Convention Centre, Granada
Maintaining Health with Nutrient Rich Diets: the role of dairy in prevention of metabolic syndrome, CVD, obesity and sarcopenia This symposium presents updates on recent studies demonstrating four different yet major health benefits of dairy products.

Dairy's nutrient rich packag...

04 June 2013

Symposia June 2013

Roadshow 2013, Copenhagen, Brussels, The Hague

Please find below the available download links to the presentations of all speakers at the EMF Milk, Nutritious by Nature Symposia June 2013 Copenhagen, Brussels, The Hague.

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