International Scientific Consensus Conference on Healthy Pasta Meals

International Scientific Consensus Conference on Healthy Pasta Meals

Hotel Sofitel Copacabana, Rio del Janeiro October 25-26, 2010

Divella Ipack-Ima J.Macêdo M.Dias Branco National Pasta Association Pastifício Selmi UN.A.F.P.A. Pastificio Lucio Garofalo S.p.A. Panzani


Scientific Consensus Committee

Programme and Presentations

Scientific Consensus Statement on Healthy Pasta Meals
  • Short version, in four languages (English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)
  • Long version, with background information, in English only
Ronzoni Molinos Un. I. P. I. Cerealis Roma
This International Scientific Consensus Conference was held in conjunction with the IV World Pasta Congress in Rio de Janeiro.

Scientists from around the world met on October 25th to present and discuss the latest nutrition research on carbohydrates, traditional diets, the healthy pasta meal and other relevant nutrition topics. 
Click here to download the Scientific Consensus Conference Program, including scientists’ bios and abstracts, scientific references, culinary references, and the scientists’ presentations.

A scientists-only meeting was held on October 25-26th in a separate meeting room, in conjunction
with the World Pasta Congress, to develop and discuss the updated Scientific Consensus Statement on
the Healthy Pasta Meal.
This Scientific Consensus Statement has been presented at the IV World Pasta Congress on the afternoon
of October 26th and distributed in four languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
This Conference has been organized by IPO - International Pasta Organization, together with Oldways, an internationally-respected non-profit Organization, changing the way people eat through practical and positive programs grounded in science, traditions, and delicious foods and drinks and coordinated in Brazil by Abima – Brazilian Association of Pasta Manufactures.
 About this Congress
It has been more than six years since the first Healthy Pasta Meal Scientific Consensus Conference successfully challenged the intense promotions for the Atkins Low-Carbohydrate Diet. The conference was organized by Oldways in Rome (Italy), on February 16-18, 2004.
With nutrition experts in most of the world’s developed countries now focusing on obesity, and in particular, childhood obesity, it was extremely important to update the 2004 Scientific Consensus Statement and reconfirm pasta’s role in a healthy, balanced diet.


 Realization Coordination
IPO Oldways Associação Brasileira das Indústrias de Massas Alimentícias


I.P.O. International Pasta Organisation Secretariat General c/o AIDEPI - Associazione delle Industrie del Dolce e della Pasta Italiane -
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