The power of nutrition in sports
Sport and nutrition is a golden combination! Getting the right balance results in more strength, greater endurance, better recovery and improved sporting performance. This is relevant for both top athletes and (enthusiastic) recreational athletes. On Friday 13 October 2017, over 850 sports and nutrition professionals attended the 2nd Conference on “Sports & Nutrition” organised by the FrieslandCampina Institute in the Netherlands.
The milk matrix: what do we know?
Nutritional science increasingly speaks about the matrix effect of whole foods and associated with this is the milk matrix. The concept of the 'milk matrix' is explained in a recent publication.
Sports nutrition in practice: what are the scientific insights?
Nutrition and sports performance: what are the latest scientific insights and nutrition strategies which can make a difference to dietetic practice? On 29 and 30 September 2017 the annual conference of the European Federation of the Association of Dietitians took place in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
World Osteoporosis Day “Love your bones. Protect your future!”
On October 20th it is World Osteoporosis Day. The Osteoporosis foundation is raising global awareness for the importance of strong bones and launched the campaign “Love your bones. Protect your future”. 5 key messages on bone health.
FrieslandCampina Institute launches in Belgium and the United Kingdom
FrieslandCampina Institute provides nutrition and health professionals with scientific information and practical tools on a wide variety of nutrition and health topics. Starting today, the FrieslandCampina Institute will also be present in Belgium and the United Kingdom.
New position statement on protein and exercise published by International Society of Sports Nutrition
The International Society of Sports Nutrition critically reviewed the current scientific literature on protein intake for healthy exercising adults. Their conclusion: “Increasing protein intake by consuming whole foods as well as high-quality supplemental protein sources can improve the adaptive response to training”.
NEW Dairy, nutrition and health publications
FrieslandCampina Institute developed two new publications on dairy, nutrition and health for nutrition and health professionals. These publications include a variety of information, ranging from the role of dairy in a healthy nutrition to the production process and the nutritional value of milk, yoghurt and cheese.
Effect of multi-disciplinary interventions among overweight children and adolescents
In two new Cochrane Reviews the effect of diet, physical activity and behavioural interventions for the treatment of overweight have been assessed among children (6-11 year) and adolescents (12-17 year). The researchers concluded that multidisciplinary interventions are beneficial in achieving positive effect on BMI and weight in overweight children and adolescents. Especially in children more insights are needed on the long-term effects.
Food-Based Dietary guidelines around the globe
Students of the Wageningen University (The Netherlands) provided an overview of the official food-based dietary guidelines around the world, in collaboration with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Nutrition Centre in the Netherlands. They found that 93 out of 226 countries have a food-based dietary guideline, whereby hierarchical models, such as pyramids, are used equally to non-hierarchical models, such as plates.
FAO: dairy essential for nutrient security
The Declaration of Rotterdam was signed on 19 October 2016 by Ren Wang, Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and Jeremy Hill, President of the International Dairy Federation. This took place during the final meeting of the World Dairy Summit, held in Rotterdam the last few days.