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.
Vitamin D and combined supplementation with calcium
Globally, the incidence and prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency is on the rise (1). Approximately more than half of the world’s population have vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency (1). Fortunately, this disorder can be easily modified with minimal cost. Recently, Wimalawansa et al (2018) published a review on the function of vitamin D and its supplementation in various populations.
Minimal food processing may reduce risk of food allergy
Normal food processing and meal preparations such as cooking, frying and baking, stimulates a non-enzymatic reaction between sugars and proteins. This reaction is known as the Maillard reaction (MR) or glycation.
FrieslandCampina Institute survey: outcomes and prize winners
In October and November 2018, the FrieslandCampina Institute conducted a survey to gain insight into the opinion of nutrition and health professionals towards our services. With this survey, we wanted to better understand the needs and interests of professionals towards receiving nutrition and health related information.
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29 September 2018, Marjolein Visser from the Department of Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, presented the unpublished findings of the on-going PROMISS (PRevention Of Malnutrition In Senior Subjects) trial.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.
FrieslandCampina to initiate one of the largest nutrition surveys with more than 18,000 children in Southeast Asia
Royal FrieslandCampina, a global dairy company, announced the initiation of the second Southeast Asia Nutrition Survey (SEANUTS II). The survey will study the nutritional status of more than 18,000 children in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia, in close collaboration with reputable research institutes and universities.
FrieslandCampina Institute’s first appearance in China
On Nov 2nd-4th, we participated in the 2018 International Academic Congress of MCNC for Forum on Maternal and Child Nutrition & 2018 Academic Annual Meeting on Maternal and Child Nutrition.
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.