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Optimised food products for elderly populations

Objective

Optilfel has as its ultimate goal to contribute to elders’ health by combating denutrition due to both physical capacities diminution and appetite loss. The concept of Optifel is to translate the knowledge on nutritional needs, food preferences and physical capacities into accurate specifications for food products and packaging. Food products (including packaging and food serving methods) will then be elaborated using both traditional and alternative technologies to meet these specifications and their acceptance tested by elderly. The population targeted by the project is elderly persons cooking at home or making use of meal-on-wheels services for whom the project will conceive food products adapted to their taste, habits, needs and constraints. The range of solutions envisaged span from taste and texture to nutritional quality, and microbial safety through packaging and delivery mode. Optifel will test the approach on fruit and vegetable products, which traditionally constitute a high part of elderly diet, offer great variety, and are amenable to texture manipulation.
Optifel aims to
- collect, refine and formalise user needs and expectations in terms of sensory and nutritional quality, texture, packaging’s cognitive and biomechanical ergonomics, and preparation convenience.
- translate elders and caregivers’ needs and expectations into food products and packaging functional specifications to be delivered under the form of conceptual food models.
- design and develop food processing and packaging to produce prototypes fulfilling the specifications.
- assess the actual properties of the prototypes after food preparation and identify criticalpoints during final preparation and serving.
- test the prototype products in meals-on-wheels and in nursing homes to evaluate their acceptance by elderly persons and care-givers.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 502 772
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Modeste (Mrs.)

Participants (28)

HAMEEN AMMATILLISEN KORKEAKOULUTUKSEN KUNTAYHTYMA

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Visamaentie 35
13100 Hameenlinna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mirja Pöhö (Mrs.)
MAA JA ELINTARVIKETALOUDEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Building O - Humppilantie 14
FI-31600 Jokioinen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eeva-Liisa Ryhänen (Dr.)
CENTRE HOSPITALIER REG UNIVERSITAIRE DIJON
France
EU contribution
€ 106 357
Address
Boulevard Mal De Lattre De Tassigny 2
21000 Dijon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Hoar (Mrs.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 002
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jordi De La Cuesta (Mr.)
INSTYTUT OGRODNICTWA - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja Nr 1/3
96 100 Skierniewice
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Agnieszka Pełka (Ms.)
UNIVERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LODZI.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 47 904
Address
Al. Kosciuszki, 4
90419 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dariusz Nowak (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 219 745
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jianshe Chen (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 149 952
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Bessems (Mr.)
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Selcuk Yildirim (Dr.)
Ozel Aileden Biri Evde Bakım Hizmetleri Merkezi AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 14 103
Address
Yıldız Posta Cad. Akın Sitesi 8 Blok 2 Daire
34349 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ferhat Sayeste (Mr.)
CASA MAS ALIMENTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 930
Address
Poligono Industrial El Vapor Parcel Les B 1 B 2 1
08183 Castellterco Barcelona
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Quim Pagespetit (Mr.)
CENTIV GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 121 612
Address
Villinger Weg 10
28816 Stuhr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Malte Bethke (Mr.)
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE LA CONSERVATION DES PRODUITS AGRICOLES
France
EU contribution
€ 117 338
Address
Rue D Alesia 44
75014 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Catherine Dherdt (Mrs.)
CHRISTIAN POTIER SA
France
EU contribution
€ 127 486,50
Address
Chemin De Beauchamp 1189
84170 Monteux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Potier (Mr.)
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne-Laure Berset (Ms.)
ASS GROUPE ECOLE SUPERIEURE AGRICULTURE
France
EU contribution
€ 233 235
Address
Rue Rabelais 55
49007 Angers Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emira Mehinagic (Mrs.)
FUNDACIO ALICIA, ALIMENTACIO I CIENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 40 520
Address
Cami De Sant Benet S/n
08272 Sant Fruitos De Bages
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gisella Piñero Casòliva (Mrs.)
MICHALSKI ERNEST ADAM
Poland
EU contribution
€ 79 400
Address
Ulica Juliana Bruna 34/87
02-594 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Izabela Michalska (Mrs.)
EMPORHOTEL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 29 356
Address
Carrer Hospital 27
17230 Palamos Girona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maria-Gracia Artigas (Mrs.)
ROQUETTE FRERES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 9 823
Address
Rue De La Haute Loge
62136 Lestrem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Damien Kerloch (Mr.)
SEB SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 55 363
Address

21260 Selongey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Dancer (Mr.)
PLASTIQUES RG SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 18 643,79
Address
Rue De L'ancienne Gare 32
01430 Saint Martin Du Fresne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Goujon (Mr.)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 105 041,51
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Päivi Järvinen (Mrs.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 151 200
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aurelie Brehmer (Mrs.)
CENTRE COMMUNAL D ACTION SOCIALE

Participation ended

France
Address
Avenue Du Stade 1Bis
34370 Creissan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Legier (Mr.)
ARCADIA INTERNATIONAL GEIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 84 600
Address
Clos De L Epinette 12 C
7712 Herseaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sebastien Crepieux (Dr.)
NUTRIMARKETING INNOVATION ALIMENTAIRE & COMMUNICATION
France
EU contribution
€ 39 000
Address
Avenue De Villiers 132
75017 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alix Momcilovic (Dr.)
HAMEEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 51 025,20
Address
Visamaentie 35 A
13100 Hameenlinna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarit Päärni (Mrs.)