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To critically evaluate vegetable acceptability through individual and environmental characteristics across the lifespan in institutional food service

Objective

Adequate vegetable consumption is fundamental to a healthy balanced diet, however, EU compliance with dietary guidelines is poor and further research is required to overcome consumption barriers. The aim of VeggiEAT is to develop an EU platform for predictive modelling of processed vegetable intake that takes into account individual characteristics (acceptability, intake level, age groups) as well as environmental cues (choice architecture and institutional setting). This aim will be achieved through the development of consumer-oriented products (sensory analysis); the development of recipes for use by food providers (restaurants, canteens, etc.); and the benchmarking of choice architecture facilitating the consumption of vegetables. Results will be gathered and modelled to provide strategic intelligence for decision-making (by Industry) and for policy purposes (by the EU); further, this translational research will be disseminated both at scientific and consumer levels. The application of these results will contribute to operational benefits for European vegetable manufacturers (growers, processors, retailers etc), while adding to the body of knowledge regarding consumer behaviour and preferences towards vegetables. The conceptual model will translate the latest academic research results into a greater understanding of factors determining vegetable consumption while informing a commercially viable vegetable product and therefore strengthen European competitiveness. This Industry-Academia-SME collaboration will invigorate the vegetable sector in Europe while addressing in a constructive way the EU objectives of healthier eating at population level.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/root crop

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
Address
Fern Barrow Bournemouth University
BH12 5BB Poole
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 408 201,49
Administrative Contact
Paul Lynch (Mr.)

Participants (5)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 338,53
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Armando Perez-Cueto (Dr.)
BONDUELLE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 279 513,64
Address
La Woestyne
59173 Renescure
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurence Depezay (Mrs.)
CENTRE DE RECHERCHE DE L INSTITUT PAUL BOCUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 453 234,10
Address
Chemin Du Trouillat 8 Chateau
69131 Ecully
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agnes Giboreau (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 160 100,79
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matteo Barbari (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 325 271,37
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kim Brinckmann (Mr.)