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The GPRIX project identifies and disseminates good practices in the innovation support of SMEs. The project aims to improve the future innovation support of the EU. more

About the Healthgrain-Project:

Cereal foods are major dietary sources of energy, carbohydrate and fibre. Studies are increasingly showing that intake of both whole grain and cereal dietary fibre are able to protect against rapidly increasing chronic diseases related to a sedentary lifestyle, such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. However, whereas current cereal processing methods have been optimised to deliver products made of refined grain, dietary recommendations stress the need to eat more carbohydrates, dietary fibre and whole grain foods. There is also an increasing demand from consumers for healthy, tasty and convenient foods containing more of the protective components of the grain. more

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Many consumers are familiar with the European Commission’s recommendations for vitamins and minerals because such labels are in use since 1992 to declare the amounts of micronutrients in a food (e.g. 30% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C in 100g food). Bute these nutrient recommendations also have wider food and nutrition policy impacts such as planning food supplies and assessing the nutritional adequacy of population groups. For these purposes most countries tend to use their own nationally derived values which can vary considerably. more

About the project:
HELENA identified that most diseases have their origin during childhood and adolescence. Although the connection between these non-communicable diseases and the adolescence process is almost unexplored.

The crucial changes in life during the adolescence strongly affect nutritional needs and habits. The HELENA project includes cross-sectional, crossover and pilot community intervention multi-centre studies as an integrated approach to approach connection between adolescence and causes of diseases. more

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The FunctionalFoodNet (FFNet) is an information source on functional foods for food companies and especially for SMEs. It brings companies together and helps them to explore business opportunities in functional foods. More than 185 companies participate in the FFNet. more