Nutrition and Health

Our objective is to enhance the nutritional quality of food and diets to improve health, positively impacting peoples lives, and contributing to both local and global nutrition and sustainability goals through evidence-based research and interventions. 

Nutrition for Health and Sustainability

Course overview Explore the relationship between health, nutrition, and sustainability Diet is the biggest single risk factor for preventable diseases in the world and a key driver of diabetes, heart…Read More >

Inspire Programme

Leading food system transformation The Inspire Programme will raise awareness on global food challenges and provide trainings on the latest innovations in Food & Agriculture. Entrepreneurial capacity and business creation skills will…Read More >

‘SEE & EAT’: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets

Healthy eating in childhood tracks into adulthood, so promoting dietary variety should begin early. Children’s food preferences depend on food familiarity and liking, and research shows that visually familiarizing children…Read More >

Cook Clever: a gamified solution to tackle household food waste habits

Consumers have a growing awareness of food waste concerns yet lack the know-how and motivation to change food related behaviors that can make a real impact in reducing food waste,…Read More >

HarnessINg Seaweed to Produce Iodine-forRtifiEd organic milk (INSPIRE organic milk)

Iodised salt and milk are the main sources of I in human diets. However, organic milk is typically low in I and organic salt is not iodised. The project aims…Read More >

Dairy products with reduced saturated fatty acids

Saturated fat intake in most EU states still exceed the guidelines for reducing cardiovascular disease risk. Dairy foods are major sources of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in many EU diets…Read More >

Quality Information Services and Personalised Nutrition

To further develop and test a digital platform as a supporting basis for creating and delivering personalised nutrition (PN) services in Europe via a non-profit organisation with payable services/memberships to…Read More >

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage 2020

The EIT Food School Network was a collaboration working towards improving dietary choices and reducing food wastage in preschool, primary school and secondary school pupils by bringing together industry, academia and…Read More >

Games of Food

The Games of Foods project is set to increase knowledge and awareness of balanced nutrition and a healthy lifestyle through the design and application of escape games. It delivers a…Read More >

Yogurt consumption – favourable metabolic profile in children

Dairy products are a good source of a number of important nutrients in the British diet such as energy, protein and other macro- and micronutrients. However, dairy fats are high…Read More >

Blood lipid reduction by a probiotic

  Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the major causes of death and disability in industrialised countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by the year 2020, up…Read More >

Gut microbiota influence on healthy ageing

The ageing process leads to a potential decline in immune function and adversely affects the gut microbiota. To date, many in vitro and in vivo studies have focused on the…Read More >

The effects of flavonoids on cognitive and mental health

Diet represents one of the most important lifestyle factors and can strongly influence the incidence and onset of cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases, and thus a healthy diet is an…Read More >

Dietary Intervention and VAScular Function (DIVAS) Study

Cardiovascular diseases (coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease), are the primary cause of death worldwide. A key public health recommendation for reducing the risk of developing CVD is…Read More >

The gut microbiota in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Autism is a spectrum of developmental disorders that profoundly affects the way in which a child relates and communicates with others. Although ranging in degrees of severity, several impaired development…Read More >

Development of a prebiotic product Bimuno®

Gastrointestinal dysfunction and disease is the most common cause of hospital admission in the UK, making it a heavy burden for patients, the NHS and the economy. The human gut…Read More >