Why is MFGM so important for early childhood development?

Valio’s Anu Turpeinen shares the latest research showing how the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) in milk fat enhances, for example, brain development and functioning, intestinal maturation and immune defence. She will also discuss how the new scientific findings can help infant nutrition manufacturers develop new products.

Welcome to Experts insights, where we explore the latest nutritional research and trends — and how they can be successfully translated into new products on the market.

In this episode, we will look at the role that MFGM in milk fat can play in supporting healthy development for infants and young children.

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This 11 min episode includes the following topics:

  1. Introduction: Why are we talking about MFGM today?
  2. Nutritional angle: What makes MFGM so important in infant nutrition?
  3. Nutritional insight: How does MFGM change our approach to manufacturing infant nutrition?
  4. Business case: How can Valio help you turn the scientific insights about MFGM into commercial success?
  5. Insights: What is the outlook for the infant nutrition industry?

Featured speakers:

  • 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.

    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.


  • Michael Healy - Customer Development Manager, Michael works with customers to market innovative applications in infant formula, adult nutrition, meal replacement and sports nutrition. As an experienced business leader, he has worked professionally for 15 years in science-related industries.

    Michael Healy

    Customer Development Manager
    Michael works with customers to market innovative applications in infant formula, adult nutrition, meal replacement and sports nutrition. As an experienced business leader, he has worked professionally for 15 years in science-related industries.


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