RAP PUBLICATION 2004/33

REPORT OF THE REGIONAL EXPERT CONSULTATION OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC NETWORK FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION ON FUNCTIONAL FOODS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS IN THE DAILY DIET

Bangkok, Thailand, 16 to 19 November 2004

 

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2004

 

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I. INTRODUCTION

II. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PAPERS PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED

Agenda Item 1: Overview of global developments in functional foods
Agenda Item 2: Review of country status on functional foods
Agenda item 3: Discussion on various aspects of functional foods, and their implications in the daily diet
Agenda item 4: Make recommendations on key areas of concern and future activities and focus
Agenda item 5: Review of ICN/WFS: fyl follow-up activities

Appendix I: List of participants

Appendix II: Commonly consumed foods with potential functional properties and health benefits

Appendix III: Address by Dr Rukhsana Haider, Regional Adviser - Nutrition, WHO Southeast Asia Regional Office

Appendix IV: Opening address by He Changchui, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific

Appendix V: Objectives, Agenda, Expected Outcomes

Appendix VI: Timetable

Appendix VII: Working group I: TORs and outputs

Appendix VIII: Working group II: TORs and outputs