Tate & Lyle and Kellogg’s partner to offer free online course on benefits of dietary fibre

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16 August, London, UK: Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, has joined forces with the Nutrition and Health Institute INSK (Instituto de Nutrición y Salud de Kellogg´s©) of Kellogg, to share the latest science on dietary fibres with health clinicians, nutritionists, and food and beverage industry professionals across Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Argentina.

Tate & Lyle and Kelloggs partnership offer free dietary fibre courses

Research indicates that consumers in Latin America do not get enough fibre in their diet – with many not aware of the health benefits of dietary fibres, which go beyond gut health. The average fibre consumption among Latin Americans can be lower than 15 grammes per day, while the recommendations for adults range between 25 grammes and 40 grammes per day.1

Health benefits beyond the gut

Following a similar programme launched by Tate & Lyle in Brazil last year, which attracted over 6,000 participants, Tate & Lyle and Kellogg are building on that success by offering an expanded online curriculum entitled ‘Dietary fibres: benefits that go beyond gut health.’

The programme which runs from 16 August to 31 December 2021, features 12, 20-minute video lessons in Spanish led by nutrition experts and food scientists from different countries across Latin America, covering a wide range of fibre-related topics including:

  • Current dietary fibre recommendations and consumption in the Latin American region
  • The gut health and fibre connection including links to prebiotics, microbiota and immunity
  • Benefits of fibre across childhood and throughout healthy aging
  • Dietary fibres and body weight, glycaemic response, bone and cardiovascular health
  • Emerging science: The impact of fibre on the gut-brain axis

A flexible programme

The online platform offers health professionals the flexibility to move at their own pace and prioritise those lessons which are most beneficial to their ongoing learning and practices.

“Fibre has so many health benefits beyond a healthy gut: getting enough fibre is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and bowel cancer. It supports the normal functioning of the body’s immune system and has even been linked to having a positive impact on mood and emotional wellbeing,” said Renata Cassar, Tate & Lyle’s Senior Nutrition Manager, Latin America.

“We are proud to share our latest science and understanding of fibre with fellow health practitioners in the region - our purpose is all about Improving Lives for Generations and we hope attendees come away from the course with a better understanding of and confidence in the role fibre can play in supporting a healthier, balanced diet.”

Enrol in the course

“Nutrition is part of the Kellogg DNA, we are passionate about supporting the continuous education of health professionals on relevant topics like the impact of dietary fibre on intestinal microbiota or the role of fibre in trending diets like Mediterranean, ketogenic, FODMAP, etc. Fibre consumption in Latin American countries is often insufficient, and we want to make a difference” said Elisa Gómez Reyes, INSK lead at Kellogg.

To enrol in the online course ‘Dietary fibres: benefits that go beyond gut health,’ click here.


Notes to editors

1. Gómez G, Fisberg R, Nogueira Previdelli Á, Hermes Sales C, Kovalskys I, Fisberg M et al. Diet Quality and Diet Diversity in Eight Latin American Countries: Results from the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS). Nutrients. 2019;11(7):1605.

For more information on dietary fibre and our latest nutrition research, visit the Tate & Lyle Nutrition Centre.

For more information about the Instituto de Nutrición y Salud de Kellogg´s© visit www.insk.com

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Media contacts for further information:

Tate & Lyle PLC: miriam.wilkens@tateandlyle.com / +44(0)7768775762

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Kellogg: Porter Novelli Gabriel.garcia@porternovelli.mx

About Kellogg’s® Nutrition and Health Institute (Instituto de Nutrición y Salud de Kellogg´s©):

The Kellogg’s® Nutrition and Health Institute was founded in Mexico in 2006. It exists to foster the advancement and understanding of health, nutrition, science and food technology. It encourages transparent and reliable communication that promotes healthy lifestyles and sustainable nutrition.

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

We have more than 3,300 employees working in around 58 locations in 39 countries, serving customers across 121 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2024, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.65 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on LinkedinX (Twitter)Facebook or YouTube

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