Since its start in 2008, the ILSI Europe ‘Eating Behaviour & Energy Balance’ (formerly ‘Appetite Regulation’) Task Force has supported a sequence of expert group activities to generate wider understanding of satiety benefits and claims, and the appropriate methods for their substantiation. This has resulted in the following publications:
Delzenne N, et al. 2010. Gastrointestinal targets of appetite regulation in humans. Obesity Reviews 11(3):234-50
Blundell J, et al. 2010. Appetite control: methodological aspects of the evaluation of foods. Obesity Reviews 11(3):251-70
Hetherington MM, et al. Benefits of satiety to the consumer: scientific considerations. (Submitted)
Bilman E. et al. Consumer understanding, interpretation and perceived levels of personal responsibility in relation to satiety-related claims. (Appetite, Submitted)
In addition, the Task Force members have independently and as a group provided input to an EFSA consultation on the criteria for evaluation of satiety and weight management claims.
Together, this output represents a substantial package of expert opinion and evidence addressing many of the key issues that arise in academic and regulatory discussions around satiety claims. On the basis of these initiatives, ILSI Europe is in a position to communicate and discuss the scientific evidence developed in relation to:
• Satiety and appetite control as consumer health and well-being benefits
• Gastrointestinal targets for foods that provide a physiological basis for variation and enhancement in the satiety and appetite control effects of foods and ingredients
• Methodologies that can be used to evaluate and substantiate the effects of foods and ingredients on satiety and appetite control
• Consumer interpretation of claims reflecting the satiety and appetite effects of food products
Goal and Purpose
Translating EU research investments, academic knowledge and industrial innovation into responsible communication and consumer confidence in product benefits for satiety and appetite control is a shared interest for industry, academic, consumer, regulatory, and political stakeholders. The European Commission and national science programmes have provided significant funding for research relating to the impact of foods and diets on satiety and appetite control, justified by the potential to generate economic and health benefits. Commercial food and ingredient companies have also identified this as a desired consumer benefit, and invested in research and innovation for products that could deliver enhanced satiety and appetite control.
The primary goal of the event is to raise external awareness and recognition of the results and especially implications of the work relating to the methodology and consumer benefits of satiety effects of foods, and consumer understanding of the related claims, that has been supported by the ILSI EB&EB Task Force through 2012.
The meeting will highlight the current state of science in these areas, and seek to identify where consensus is developing, as well as remaining uncertainties and the research activities that could help to resolve these.
Direct dissemination to key regulatory and scientific experts
Interactive discussion to identify remaining gaps and suggested steps to address these
Press release summarizing the meeting
Meeting summary and presentations accessible from ILSI website