A pan-European study by the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) and published in Food Policy has found that consumers have a reasonable understanding of sustainability as a responsible behaviour towards the environment and a fair treatment of present and future generations.
Organising European food and health research in a competitive and collaborative way is essential to turn taxpayer money into benefits for all. The new EU-funded project EuroDISH aims to assess the current state of play to eventually make advanced and feasible recommendations to the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), other stakeholders, and the HORIZON2020 programme. A major step along the way is the engagement of policy and decision makers. EuroDISH has created a special forum on its newly launched project website at www.eurodish.eu where interested parties can sign up.
Nutrition labels are widespread in Europe, but consumers lack the attention and motivation to use them. This was the main outcome reported in the FLABEL (Food Labelling to Advance Better Education for Life) final conference in November 2011. Now, the final results of this three-and-a-half-year project will be presented in a webinar on 31 January 2012 by FLABEL Scientific Advisor, Professor Klaus G. Grunert.
Nutrition labelling can guide consumers but a lack of motivation and attention stand in the way of healthier food choices
Despite good understanding and prevalence of nutrition information on food labels in Europe, a lack of motivation and attention of consumers prevents labels from impacting positively on food choices.
Watching less TV, being more active and sleeping more is linked to a healthy body weight in young children
The EC funded project EURRECA is ‘ironing out’ the potentially harmful variations in nutrient recommendations for babies and children across Europe – an increasingly practical problem as families move freely from country to country within Europe to work and to raise their families.
Madrid 26 October 2011: Public acceptance of nutrition policies is influenced by age, economic wealth, political views, obesity attributions, and the willingness to pay for such policies.
Madrid 26 October: EATWELL (Interventions to Promote Healthy Eating Habits: Evaluation and Recommendations) is an EU (FP7) funded project that aims to help tackle one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century; unhealthy diets.
When the human genome sequence was launched in 2000, it introduced the possibility of personalisation in health care. Such personalisation can be applied to nutrition, a key health determinant, to create a diet tailored specifically for an individual, according to their individual physical and genetic make-up. Food4Me is a new, EU (FP7) funded project investigating the potential of this personalised nutrition.