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NUTritional LABeling Study in Black Sea Region Countries

Objective

Health professionals agree that the relationship between diet and health is important. Our eating habits can help or hurt our overall health and well-being. Good eating habits include being a smart shopper and selecting foods that reflect the Dietary Guidelines.
The food label was designed to help people choose foods for a healthful diet. By using the food label, we can compare the nutrient content of similar foods, see how foods fit into our overall diets, and understand the relationship between certain nutrients and diseases.
Health claims describe the relationship between a nutrient or a food and the risk of a disease. Products that make a health claim must contain a defined amount of the nutrient that is directly linked to the health-related condition.Nutrition labels can help you choose between products, and keep a check on the amount of foods high in fat, salt and added sugars that you're eating. Nutrition labels can also provide information on how a particular food or drink product fits into your daily diet.
Consumers are often confused by health claims on food labels, according to a review of research carried out on behalf of the Agency in anticipation of a new European regulation on health and nutrition claims.
The overall aims of NUTRILAB are:
Bring together, review and analyze current research on consumer understanding of claims, and also labeling where this would inform our knowledge of consumer understanding of claims.
Gather information on how consumer understanding of claims varies across different population groups, to gain insight into the understanding of the 'average consumer'.
Draw conclusions from existing research to see whether there are areas where further information would be useful, and to inform the direction that any additional research conducted in future could take.

We will reach these targets as a multidisciplinary team across Europe, sharing knowledge, developing new approaches.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES
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Coordinator

Institutul de Microbiologie si Biotehnologie
Address
Academiei 1
2028 Chisinau
Moldova
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 74 100
Administrative Contact
Iulia Iatco (Mrs.)

Participants (7)

University of Food Technologies
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 72 200
Address
Maritza Boulevard 26
4000 Plovdiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Stafanov (Prof.)
FUNDATIA PENTRU CULTURA SI INVATAMANT IOAN SLAVICI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 30 400
Address
Starda Dr Ioan Bontila 21 Ap 2
300315 Timisoara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Titus Slavici (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA LUCIAN BLAGA DIN SIBIU
Romania
EU contribution
€ 38 000
Address
Bd Victoriei 10
550024 Sibiu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ovidiu Tita (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA TIMISOARA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 72 200
Address
Piata Victoriei 2
300006 Timisoara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dumitru Tucu (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF RUSE ANGEL KANCHEV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 57 000
Address
Studentska Street 8
7017 Ruse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stanka Damianova (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA TRANSILVANIA DIN BRASOV
Romania
EU contribution
€ 91 200
Address
Bdul Eroilor 29
500036 Brasov
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liviu Gaceu (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA A MOLDOVEI
Moldova
EU contribution
€ 49 400
Address
Stefan Cel Mare 168
MD2004 Chisinau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valerian Dorogan (Prof.)