On 13 April 2018, FIRC conducted a half day workshop on ADDING LIFE TO YEARS: Beverage Solutions for Silver Agers. With the rapid increase of people aged 65 and above in Singapore and by 2030, the number of Singaporeans aged 65 and above is projected to double to 900,000. That means 1 in 4 Singaporeans will be in that age group, up from 1 in 8 today. There are significant opportunities for the food industry to look into the older demographic population for product insights and to develop products to meet their nutritional needs.
The subject matter experts and key opinion leaders from FIRC, BASF, Mintel and Tetra Pak shared their findings and analyses on how functional foods can play a role in optimizing health for silver age consumers. Through the workshop, the participants gained insights on food and beverage trends, the nutritional needs of silver age group and get hands-on experience in overcoming challenges for beverage application.