Nutrition knowledge for every life stage
Our commitment: Build and share nutrition knowledge from the first 1000 days through to healthy ageing
Sharing knowledge from birth to old age
Healthy eating and drinking early in childhood sets a foundation for lifelong good habits and health. As we get older, our nutritional requirements change. We build and share understanding of good nutrition for every stage of life.
We research the link between nutrition, lifestyle habits and health in expectant mothers, newborns, and young and older children, and study the nutritional needs for healthy ageing.
Progress against our objectives
|Our objectives||Our results|
By 2020: Build knowledge on the associations between nutrition and lifestyle, and biomarkers of health in mothers and children through the EpiGen collaboration.
By 2020: Build further knowledge in the dietary intake, eating behaviours and lifestyles in infants and children.
By 2020: Develop a deeper understanding of dietary intake, preferences and lifestyle habits during ageing.
Achieved our EpiGen targets for recruitment of women intending to get pregnant and for number of pregnancies; we have also reached 381 births (69% of our target).
10 countries where we have our major research initiatives, FITS and KNHS.