More insights into sustainable diets with the Optimeal® tool
In the last few years, more and more information on sustainable diets has become available. However, defining sustainable diets is complex. Simply replacing animal products with plant-based foods does not always reduce the environmental impact if you take the nutritional value into account. Additionally, the costs of a sustainable diet are important. To give more insights into these considerations, the Optimeal® tool was developed.
Dairy’s place in food-based dietary guidelines worldwide
A recent review published in Frontier in Nutrition analyzed dairy-based messaging from 94 national food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs). The authors found that the dairy messages are primarily focused on basic information such as type of dairy products, serving sizes and consumption frequency. The table below summarizes the dairy messages.
Take a sneak peek of our upcoming activities
FrieslandCampina Institute is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. We are very proud of everything we have achieved so far but also have plenty of new ideas on how to give shape to our interaction with you in the future. Here’s a sneak peek of some great things that are coming up!
Updates on current status of childhood malnutrition worldwide
Recently, the Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates (JME) published their annual report on stunting, wasting and overweight estimates of children under five years old. The JME consists of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. In this report, country-level estimates of malnutrition are shown for the first time.
Conference Better nutrition for life: view the presentations
Over 800 healthcare professionals participated in the conference Better nutrition for life: for now and generations to come on June 25 and 26. What an amazing number of participants! The theme of the conference was healthy nutrition for now ánd the future.
Important milestone achieved in South East Asian Nutrition Survey (SEANUTS II)
Last month, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam finalised the data collection for the largest nutrition survey (SEANUTS II) initiated by FrieslandCampina. More than 13,000 children in the age of 6 months to 12 years old participated in the survey. Results of SEANUTS II are expected in Q1 2022.
Happy World Milk Day!
Today, dairy is part of a healthy and varied diet around the world. Milk is the basis of all dairy products. It is a natural source of essential nutrients like protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iodine, and vitamins B2 and B12. In this dedicated dairy magazine, you can learn about the history and production process of dairy, dairy nutrition and more!
Good preparation essential for peak performance
On April 16, 2021, the third (digital) edition of the Sports & Nutrition Conference was held. More than 800 nutrition and sports professionals took part! The theme was ‘How can you prepare an athlete for peak performance?’. The conclusion that emerged from the day was that good preparation is essential when aiming for peak performance. Crucial elements are the right mindset and behaviour, as well as the right balance between nutrition, training and rest.
Milk protein coagulation under gastric conditions: A review
Proteins play an important role in many processes in the body. For dietary proteins to be utilized efficiently, the protein needs to be digested to free amino acids and di- and tripeptides in the intestine. Several factors and processes can affect protein digestibility, with one of them being gastric coagulation. This summary outlines the review from Huppertz & Chia on gastric coagulation of milk proteins and how this can affect milk protein digestibility.
Now available: protein magazine
Do you want to learn more about protein? Our newest magazine provides in-depth information and highlights protein needs of different ages. It also provides explanation on protein quality, essential amino acids and the health benefits of protein.