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.
FrieslandCampina Institute China launch event
On Apr 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.
Webinar: Lactose and lactose intolerance
Join our webinar on June 27th to learn more about lactose and lactose intolerance. This webinar is for nutrition and health professionals and is provided free of charge by FrieslandCampina Institute.
The importance of hydration
Why is hydration important and which drinks help maintain a positive net fluid balance? The FrieslandCampina Institute spoke with Dr Stuart Galloway about his research at the University of Stirling, UK about the hydrating potential of different drinks.
First-of-its-kind lactose reference book published by Elsevier
A novel professional reference book with the title Lactose: Evolutionary Role, Health Effects, and Applications was recently published by Elsevier. The 310-pages reference book provides a holistic overview of lactose and provides correct information on lactose, replacing many misunderstandings and confusions on the topic.
Attention required for strong bones with a vegan diet
What is the effect of a vegan diet on bone mineral density? Researchers Iguacel et al., (2018) have investigated the effect of different diets on bone health in a systematic review and meta-analysis.
‘Nourish the muscles for an active life’
Muscular strength and muscle function are determining factors for elderly people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. A good diet and exercise play an important role in this. With regard to diet, protein and vitamin D can provide extra support, according to doctoral research by Sjors Verlaan. The FrieslandCampina Institute spoke to him about the results.
New FAO report: Food security and nutrition in Europe and Central Asia
On 11 December 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations released a new report. This report offers an in-depth analysis of the progression of countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region towards food security and nutrition targets.
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.