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“Effect of diet on the mental performance of children”

“Effect of diet on the mental performance of children”

Objective

Current evidence on the effect of diet on mental performance (MP) is largely based on animal, retrospective studies, and short-term nutritional intervention studies in humans. NUTRIMENTHE will significantly improve this knowledge through studying the role, mechanisms, risks & benefits of specific nutrients & food components to respond to specific needs and improve the MP of children. The research will include quantification of the nutrient effects of early programming on later cognitive and mental disorders, effects of food on mental state and MP such as mood, activation, attention, motivation, effort, perception, memory & intelligence and the effects of food on mental illness. NUTRIMENTHE will establish: •A team of leading international scientists (paediatricians, neurospsychologists, psychiatrics) from top academic centres and a leading Food Multinational, providing a critical mass of experts in the effect of diet on children’s MP •Epidemiologic studies to analyse the long-term effects of pre- & early postnatal diet on children’s mental performance & illness •Follow-up of randomised clinical intervention trials with specific nutrients initiated during pregnancy, infancy & childhood •Quantitative requirements of n-3 LCPUFAs in children with restricted diet •Quantitative assessment of the interaction between nutrition & genetic variation with respect to MP •Development of a neuropsychological battery for an EU common assessment of MP •Consistent & clear pan-European recommendations on dietary requirement for children •An increase the EU public knowledge, specifically parents, teachers & industry, laying the basis for appropriate health claims about how diet influences MP in children •Establish the economic opportunity for further product development within EU •Development of a professional & public engaging dissemination programme, to increase excellence & innovation potentials & training in nutrition research linked to cognitive- & neuroscience
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Address

Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 006 807

Administrative Contact

Cristina Campoy (Ms.)

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LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 206 403

UNILEVER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT VLAARDINGEN BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 249 681

ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 750 019

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 457 853

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 329 155

PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 136 382

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 298 742

WARSZAWSKI UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 41 682

BIRMINGHAM WOMENS AND CHILDRENS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 80 294

INSTYTUT POMNIK CENTRUM ZDROWIA DZIECKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 242 064

FUNDACION PUBLICA MARQUES DE VALDECILLA

Spain

INSTITUT FUR MARKTFORSCHUNG STRATEGIE & PLANUNG GBR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 159 658

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 251 899

SHS INTERNATIONAL LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 33 062

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 154 877

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 85 018

BETA TECHNOLOGY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 299 118

MARTEK BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION

United States

NEURON BIOPHARMA SA

Spain

Servicio Cántabro de Salud

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 119 856

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212652

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 991 918,60

  • EU contribution

    € 5 902 570

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

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