Protein for Life: Towards a Focused Dietary Framework for Healthy Aging
How do we maintain a healthy protein intake in an ageing population? That is the key question which the Protein for Life project seeks to address.
PROMISS: Low protein intake in community-dwelling older adults
Speaking at the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) conference held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 28 and 29 September 2018, Marjolein Visser from the Department of Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, presented the unpublished findings of the on-going PROMISS (PRevention Of Malnutrition In Senior Subjects) trial. The PROMISS trial focuses on understanding and managing protein-energy malnutrition in community-dwelling older adults.
Gut microbiota may be potential target for better health outcome in elderly
Ageing has long been associated with decreased gastrointestinal (GI) function and adaptive capacity. It is also associated with changes in the composition of gut microbiota. A review by Ran An et al (2018) analyzed the association between age-related changes in gut microbiota and ageing.
A more sustainable food pattern: what does that look like?
Due to a growing world population and increasing prosperity, the demand for good nutrition that provides an optimal intake of nutrients with a low impact on the environment is growing (1). The science behind food sustainability is a developing area and it is important to consider both the nutritional and environmental impact of dietary advice.
Nutritional differences between milk and plant-based drinks
Milk has been consumed for around 10,000 years. Milk and milk products are part of the everyday diet of many. Milk naturally contains essential nutrients like protein, calcium, potassium, phosphor, iodine and vitamins B2 and B12. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in beverages based on soy, hemp, coconut, oat, rice and nuts.
New review on milk and bone health
Milk is a natural source of protein, vitamin B2 and B12, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and iodine. Protein, calcium and phosphorus are among the many nutrients that contribute to bone maintenance. A review by Van den Heuvel and Steijns (2018) provides a scientific overview on the topic of milk and bone health.
FrieslandCampina Institute values your opinion
Since we want to provide the best possible service, we would like to gain an insight into the opinion of nutrition and health professionals about the FrieslandCampina Institute and our services. Therefore, we are looking for nutrition and/or health professionals, including registered (sport) dietitians, nutritionists, weight consultants, youth care professionals, personal trainers and fitness instructors, to participate in a short survey.
NEW: E-learning Sport & Nutrition
Are you working with athletes and sports people? Do you want to provide them with the best nutritional advice on the role of nutrition in sports performance? Then we provide you as a nutrition and health professional our NEW E-learning on Sport & Nutrition.
19th World School Milk Day
Started by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), World School Milk Day falls on 26th September this year. It was started as an initiative to create awareness of school milk programs and celebrate the benefits of the programs.
Recommendations for optimal nutrition care in the elderly
During the 40th European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) conference held on 1-4 September 2018 in Madrid, there was much attention on the importance of good nutrition for elderly persons and geriatric patients. A group of scientists presented recommendations for the best nutritional care in the elderly to prevent undesired weight loss and reduced fluid balance.