The obesity epidemic is a hot topic in the media. The Ingredient Based Obesity Solutions conference will take place June 8-9, 2005, in Chicago, and will cover the latest research information and technologies available to help food formulators develop products that are nutritious and that aid in alleviating the obesity crisis.

The industry is defending itself against the current onslaught by media and other research organizations that cite processed foods and its ingredients to be the main cause for obesity. This conference gives ammunition to food and beverage manufacturers and ingredient suppliers by shedding light on the processes and technological solutions available to combat the obesity epidemic.

Conference attendees will walk away with knowledge on: obesity legislative issues and how they are affecting the industry, maintaining profitability with the current consumer nutritional trends, the childhood obesity epidemic, the role of functional foods and nutraceuticals and nanotechnology.

For more information, contact Michele Lashley, 246-417-5420,,