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“Effect of diet on the mental performance of children”

Objective

Current evidence on the effect of diet on mental performance (MP) is largely based on animal, retrospective studies, and short-term nutritional intervention studies in humans. NUTRIMENTHE will significantly improve this knowledge through studying the role, mechanisms, risks & benefits of specific nutrients & food components to respond to specific needs and improve the MP of children. The research will include quantification of the nutrient effects of early programming on later cognitive and mental disorders, effects of food on mental state and MP such as mood, activation, attention, motivation, effort, perception, memory & intelligence and the effects of food on mental illness. NUTRIMENTHE will establish: •A team of leading international scientists (paediatricians, neurospsychologists, psychiatrics) from top academic centres and a leading Food Multinational, providing a critical mass of experts in the effect of diet on children’s MP •Epidemiologic studies to analyse the long-term effects of pre- & early postnatal diet on children’s mental performance & illness •Follow-up of randomised clinical intervention trials with specific nutrients initiated during pregnancy, infancy & childhood •Quantitative requirements of n-3 LCPUFAs in children with restricted diet •Quantitative assessment of the interaction between nutrition & genetic variation with respect to MP •Development of a neuropsychological battery for an EU common assessment of MP •Consistent & clear pan-European recommendations on dietary requirement for children •An increase the EU public knowledge, specifically parents, teachers & industry, laying the basis for appropriate health claims about how diet influences MP in children •Establish the economic opportunity for further product development within EU •Development of a professional & public engaging dissemination programme, to increase excellence & innovation potentials & training in nutrition research linked to cognitive- & neuroscience

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 006 807
Administrative Contact
Cristina Campoy (Ms.)

Participants (20)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 206 403
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Berthold Koletzko (Prof.)
UNILEVER INNOVATION CENTRE WAGENINGEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 249 681
Address
Bronland 14
6708 WH Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charlotte Smeele (Ms.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 750 019
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank C. Verhulst (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 457 853
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Closa-Monasterolo (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 329 155
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gillian Harding-Payne (Dr.)
PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 136 382
Address
Vasvari Pal Utca 4
7622 Pecs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tamás Dr. Decsi (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 298 742
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giuseppina Castelli (Ms.)
WARSZAWSKI UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 41 682
Address
Ul. Zwirki I Wigury 61
02 091 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sylwia Kurowska (Ms.)
BIRMINGHAM WOMENS AND CHILDRENS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 294
Address
Steelhouse Lane
B4 6NH Birmingham
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anita Macdonald (Dr.)
INSTYTUT POMNIK CENTRUM ZDROWIA DZIECKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 242 064
Address
Aleja Dzieci Polskich 20
04730 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dariusz Gruszfeld (Dr.)
FUNDACION PUBLICA MARQUES DE VALDECILLA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Avenida De Valdecilla - Escuela Universitaria De Enfermeria (5A Planta) S/n
39008 Santander
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luz Mª García Piqueres (Ms.)
INSTITUT FUR MARKTFORSCHUNG STRATEGIE & PLANUNG GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 159 658
Address
Pariser Strasse 25
81667 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Straub (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 251 899
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Goyens (Prof.)
SHS INTERNATIONAL LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 33 062
Address
Wavertree Boulevard 100
L7 9PT Merseyside
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giffen Sandra (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 154 877
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vince Boyle (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 85 018
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juergen Ertel (Dr.)
BETA TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 299 118
Address
Barclay Court, Doncaster Carr
DN4 5HZ Doncaster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jayne Sutcliffe (Ms.)
MARTEK BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION
United States
Address
Dobbin Road 6480
21045 Columbia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Ryan (Dr.)
NEURON BIOPHARMA SA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Avenida De La Innovacion 1
18100 Armilla Granada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Velasco-Alvarez (Dr.)
Servicio Cántabro de Salud
Spain
EU contribution
€ 119 856
Address
Avenida De Cardenal Herrera Oria
39011 Santander
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luz Maria Garcia Piqueres