Collaboration with Wageningen University and Research, China Institute of Food Science and Technology
A key collaboration among FrieslandCampina Institute, CIFST and Wageningen University & Research-called the Future Scientific Leadership Program (FSLP)-aims to stimulate discussion on research in dairy, nutrition and health; spur interest in the education of young professionals in the 3 areas; and encourage best-practice sharing in the field of food science and technology.
FrieslandCampina Institute Nigeria website now live
FrieslandCampina Institute provides nutrition and health professionals with scientific information and practical tools on a wide variety of nutrition and health topics.
Webinar recording & animated video about sustainable diets
With a growing world population, the need for a sustainable and healthy diet is becoming increasingly important. Are you interested to know more about this topic? Watch the recording of our webinar by professor Pieter van 't Veer, or watch our new animated video that shows what a more sustainable and healthy diet looks like!
NEW E-learning and infographic on role of dairy in a healthy diet
Healthy eating is generally characterized as a diet that contains a variety of foods in optimal quantity. Dairy is recommended by dietary guidelines worldwide and is part of a healthy diet, because it is a natural source of a wide variety of nutrients.
First Independent External Expert Panel meeting
On 18th and 19th June 2019, the first meeting of the FrieslandCampina Institute with its Independent External Expert Panel took place in The Netherlands. This panel consists of an international group of multi-disciplinary experts in the field of (under)nutrition, public- and community health and consumer behavior.
Role of nutrition and probiotics in the management of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome
During the annual conference of the Dutch Dairy Association, 28 March 2019, a number of experts discussed gut health. One of the speakers, Ben Witteman, a gastroenterologist at the ‘Gelderse Vallei’ hospital in Ede, the Netherlands, considered the role of nutrition and probiotics in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and irritable bowel syndrome. This article summarizes the highlights of his presentation.
Choosing nutrient-rich over nutrient-poor foods for better diet quality
The general principle of nutrient density is the concentration of nutrients per amount of food or caloric contribution of that food. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) defined nutrient-dense foods as those that “provide vitamins, minerals, and other substances that contribute to adequate nutrient intakes or may have positive health effects, with little or no solid fats and added sugars, refined starches, and sodium.”
Overweight in children: the role of breakfast
Overweight in children is becoming more common and is a major public health issue worldwide. Different factors interplay in the development of overweight, such as birth weight, genetic implications and socioeconomic status. Besides, nutrition and dietary habits play a role, in particular breakfast.
Don’t skip breakfast!
Rushing to school or work or simply not feeling hungry: there may be many reasons why a lot of families don’t always have breakfast. However, regularly having breakfast can be favorable for children and helps promote good eating habits from a young age onward that lasts a lifetime.
FrieslandCampina Institute China launch event
On April 12, FrieslandCampina Institute (FCI) China was officially launched. The event was held in conjunction with the Children’s Healthcare subgroup, Chinese Medical Doctor Association (CMDA) Conference on Children’s Nutrition and Nourishing 2019, in Chongqing.