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Promoting and sustaining health through increased vegetable and fruit consumption among european schoolchildren

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK1-CT-2001-00547

  • Start date

    1 April 2002

  • End date

    31 March 2006

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 337 251

  • EU contribution

    € 1 337 251

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

Norway

Objective

Fruits and vegetables (F&V) contribute to the prevention of chronic diseases. The current intake is below recommended levels in most European countries. The aim of this proposal is to identify determinants of F&V intake among school children, and to develop effective strategies to promote adequate consumption levels. Cross-sectional surveys will be implemented in representative samples of school children in 9 European countries, and a comprehensive intervention programme will be developed and tested in 3 countries. It is expected that the project will provide important insight into F&V consumption patterns in different countries and into psychological and socio-demographic determinants of such consumption patterns. The project is also expected to result in a set of intervention strategies appropriate and effective in promoting F&V among school children and their parents across Europe.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

Address

Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica
0316 Oslo

Norway

Participants (7)

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

GENT UNIVERSITY

Belgium

INSTITUT OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

Austria

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden

SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA DE NUTRICION COMUNITARIA

Spain

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND

Iceland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK1-CT-2001-00547

  • Start date

    1 April 2002

  • End date

    31 March 2006

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 337 251

  • EU contribution

    € 1 337 251

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

Norway