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Smart Technologies for personAlised Nutrition and Consumer Engagement

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Stance4Health (Smart Technologies for personAlised Nutrition and Consumer Engagement)

Reporting period: 2018-10-01 to 2020-03-31

What is the problem/issue being addressed?

The problem addressed is how, through diet, we can improve overweight in children and adults and its dire consequences for health and how to improve nutrition in Celiac Disease and Food Allergies in children.

Stance4Health's overall goal is to develop a comprehensive Smart Personalized Nutrition (SPN) service based on the use of mobile technologies, as well as food production as it will optimize gut microbiota activity and long-term consumer engagement.
Stance4Health addresses the development of new, safe and healthy foods for overweight children and adults, and children with celiac disease and food allergies.


Why is it important for society?

NUTRITIONAL TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN EUROPEAN SOCIETY

Stance4health will help the European Society to INCREASE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING of people who adopt a healthy eating behavior allowing them a better quality of life and a lasting life

Stance4Health will help the European Society to PREVENT DIET-RELATED DISEASES and non-communicable diseases NCD

Stance4Health will allow the European Society to have more TRAINED CONSUMERS to make healthy and sustainable dietary decisions over time

Stance4Health will get DIETS WITH PERSONALIZED ADVICE to each individual and scientifically evaluated

Stance4Health will also help the European Society to IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF CHILDREN with celiac disease and food allergy and to better understand these types of disorders.

Stance4Health will help you achieve a healthy diet for a healthy life in the European Society


What are the overall objectives?

Stance4Health WILL SET OUT TO ACCOMPLISH THESE SIX SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

1. Definition of a high-quality metabolic network of the human gut microbiota and insights into how the network is affected by foods and culinary practices.
2. Development of food databases to be implemented the mobile app.
3. Development of a dietetic software (mobile app) for consumers (i-Diet).
4. Design of customized foods for specific (vulnerable) target groups
5. Citizen engagement with personalised nutrition
6. Validation of the smart personalised nutrition (SPN) strategies in adult and children populations, in a near to operational environment.

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WP1 has performed in vitro digestions of most consumed foods and in vitro fermentations of such digested foods with healthy adult feces. We still have to ferment digested foods with children feces (celiac, obese, allergic and lean)
WP2 has been building dietary data bases with infomration from Spanish, German, Greek and Italian data bases. Food composition data bases are still a work in progress.
WP3 has been browsing the market for ibands to find one suitable for the purposes and affordable. Food composition data bases are being integrated in the idiet app to test it.
WP4 has been gathering information about consumer potential to engage in personalised nutrition
WP5 has tested tannins and their effects on gut microbiota alone and added to different foods. Also, food for celiac population has been tested with added tannins to improve gut microbiota response
WP6 and WP7 are in charge of human interventions and their work start in the 24th month. However, WP7 is building a protocol to correlate meconium with infant gut microbiota.
WP8 has done a great job with communication and dissemination activities which are summarized in the corresponding tabs (Publications and Dissemination and Comunication).
WP9 has manage the relationships among partners
WP10 (ethics requirements) yield the deliverables scheduled
The results we hope to achieve is to fight against overweight, obesity and celiac disease and food allergies and to be able to achieve a Personalized Nutrition System SNP that helps the European Society through diet to get it.

Stance4health will help the European Society to:
• INCREASE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING of people who adopt healthy eating behavior
• PREVENT DISEASES RELATED TO DIET
• TRAINED CONSUMERS to make healthy and sustainable dietary decisions over time
• DIETS WITH PERSONALIZED ADVICE to each individual and scientifically evaluated
• IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF CHILDREN with celiac disease and food allergy and to better understand these types of disorders.

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