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Towards an optimal strategy for optimal vitamin d fortification

Objective

Nutrient additions to the human food chain include vitamin D incorporated in a wide variety of fatty foods. Against this background, the proposal addresses the Sol Work Program calling for the 'development of foods with particular benefit in Population groups such as - children, women at various life stages and older persons' . Vitamin D status will be determined and adjusted upwards by supplemental intervention in
1) a population of adolescent girls at the time of maximum growth;
2) a group of older individuals with vitamin D insufficiency ; and
3 ) an ethnic minority. A longitudinal survey will be carried out in five European countries of vitamin D status in relation to variation in dietary supply and seasonal variation in measured solar exposure. The feasibility of addressing the vitamin D deficiencies revealed is the subject of research in a work package concerned with the development of vitamin D fortified bread.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DANISH INSTITUTE FOR FOOD AND VETERINARY RESEARCH
Address
Bulowsvej 27
1790 Koebenhavn V
Denmark

Participants (5)

NATIONAL FOOD AND NUTRITION INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
61-63,Powsinska 61-63
02 903 Warszawa
THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Denmark
Address
13,Buelowsvej 17
1870 Frederisksberg
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Spain
Address
2,Avenida De Seneca 2, Ciudad Universitaria
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road, Presentation Buildings
30 Cork
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 4
00014 Helsinki