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European food consumption validation

Objective

EFCOVAL aims at the further development and validation of a trans-European food sumption method to be used for estimation of the intake of foods, nutrients and potentially hazardous chemicals within the European population including children. As recommended by the EFCOSUM sortium, the computerized repeated 24-hour dietary recall method using EPIC-SOFT will be applied as the method for pan-European nutritional surveys to assess intake at an individual level. Within the project 5 main objectives can be distinguished: 1. Further development of the method to enable dietary assessment in children and further development of the method for assessing intake of food-chemicals. 2. Adaptation and improvement of the software (EPIC-SOFT). To facilitate the use of the software in all European countries, adaptation of the current version of EPIC-SOFT software to modern IT standards is necessary. For five selected countries, participating in the validation study (see 3), new (n=1) or revised (n=4) versions of EPIC-SOFT will be developed. For other countries best practice for the development of an own national version will be assessed. 3. Validation of the computerized 2x24-hour recall in five selected countries using biomarkers and already existing dietary information. Specific attention will be given to sources of uncertainty and methods will be developed to try quantifying these uncertainties. 4. Development of a method to enable linking of household budget surveys (DAFNE) to data on individual intake. 5. Improvement of the methodologies to translate the collected food sumption data into the information needed by food policymakers.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-FOOD-3-B
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Coordinator

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Address
N/a
Bilthoven
Netherlands

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Participants (14)

GERMAN INSTITUTE OF HUMAN NUTRITION POTSDAM-REHBRUECKE
Germany
Address
Arthur-scheunert-allee 114-116
Nuthetal

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TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelunds Vej, 1
Kgs. Lyngby

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FUNDACION VASCA DE INNOVACION E INVESTIGACION SANITARIAS
Spain
Address
Plaza Asua, 1
Sondika

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GHENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
Sint-pietersnieuwstraat 25
Ghent

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
147, Rue De L'université
Paris

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INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER
France
Address
150 Cours Albert-thomas
Lyon

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NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (TNO)
Netherlands
Address

6060 Delft

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WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF AGROTECHNOLOGY AND FOOD SCIENCES
Netherlands
Address
Bomenweg 2 6703 Hd
8129 Wageningen

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UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 7
1072 Blindern Oslo

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Czechia
Address
Srobarova 48
Prague

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AKADEMILA MEDICINSKIH ZNANOSTL HRVATSKE
Croatia
Address
Subiceva 29
Zagreb

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PRIMA INFORMATICS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
2 Champion Court Cottages, Newnham
Sittingbourne

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AGENCE FRANCAISE DE SECURITE SANITAIRE DES ALIMENTS
France
Address
27-31 Av General Leclerc
BP 19 Maisons-alfort

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Links
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA PER GLI ALIMENTIE LA NUTRIZIONE
Italy
Address
Via Ardeatina, 546
Rome

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