How phospholipids promote infant development

Find out how Valio can support your business in unlocking opportunities in infant nutrition with our experts, Dr Anu Turpeinen and Dennis van der Veer, hosted by our Chief Innovation Officer, Dr Kevin Deegan.

Expert Insights by Valio is a series where we explore nutritional research and trends — and how they can be translated into successful and innovative products.

In this episode, we’ll be exploring how phospholipids play an important role in infant development and nutrition.

Watch the episode to learn more:

  1. INTRO: A naturally occurring component in cow’s milk fat, phospholipids play a potential role in the cognitive development of infants.
  2. INSIGHT: Recent research is widening our understanding of phospholipids’ many functions and physiological effects.
  3. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: Ample evidence shows the benefits of phospholipids for all ages, especially in infancy and early childhood.
  4. INFANT NUTRITION: MFGM has benefits that include enhanced cognitive development, enhanced immunity and resistance to infections.
  5. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: With extensive knowhow in infant nutrition, Valio can support customers in successful market entry and new product development.

Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Anu Turpeinen - Nutrition Research Manager, Anu has a strong academic background, combined with experience in the food industry. She earned her PhD in human nutrition from the University of Helsinki, worked as a researcher for about 10 years and was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in nutrition.

    Dr. Anu Turpeinen

    Nutrition Research Manager
    Anu has a strong academic background, combined with experience in the food industry. She earned her PhD in human nutrition from the University of Helsinki, worked as a researcher for about 10 years and was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in nutrition.


  • Dennis van der Veer - Head of Customer Development, Dennis leads the specialty ingredients team at Valio that helps businesses innovate new applications for infant and special nutrition, confectionery, beverages, ice cream, and dairy. He has a long career in business development for the Food and Beverage industry.

    Dennis van der Veer

    Head of Customer Development
    Dennis leads the specialty ingredients team at Valio that helps businesses innovate new applications for infant and special nutrition, confectionery, beverages, ice cream, and dairy. He has a long career in business development for the Food and Beverage industry.


  • Dr. Kevin Deegan - Chief Innovation Officer, As Valio’s CIO, Kevin drives the innovation culture and approach throughout Valio. He ensures that innovations are an important part of strategy and that the organisation has the tools and governance model to support implementation. He has a PhD in Food Science.

    Dr. Kevin Deegan

    Chief Innovation Officer
    As Valio’s CIO, Kevin drives the innovation culture and approach throughout Valio. He ensures that innovations are an important part of strategy and that the organisation has the tools and governance model to support implementation. He has a PhD in Food Science.


Why is MFGM so important for early childhood development?

Valio's Anu Turpeinen shares the latest research showing how MFGM in milk fat enhances brain health – and the new product opportunities this is creating.

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