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Low cost technologies and traditional ingredients for the production of affordable, nutritionally correct foods improving health in population groups at risk of poverty

Objective

According to 2007 Eurostat statistics, there is a robust need to better understanding the nutritional existing barriers to healthy nutrition of 79 million EU-27 citizens at-risk-of-poverty. These European subclusters and ethnic populations have in common low purchasing power, limited education and the highest risk of diet-related diseases due to sub-optimal nutrition. CHANCE project will i) define an innovative strategy based on a socio-economic study of the composition of the most significant EU populations at-risk-of-poverty and ii) verify the relative existing nutritional deficiency via a holistic approach ensured by metabonomics investigations correlating the non-healthy diet to real metabolism alterations. CHANCE intends to adopt a new multidisciplinary approach, leading to nutritional strategies for the prevention of malnutrition in population groups at risk of poverty. CHANCE aims at considering a new health value-added diet as a whole by developing food products which could act in concert. The synergic collaboration of nutritionists, food chemists, economists and technologists allow a robust strategy to by pass all barriers to healthy nutrition by the lab-scale development of affordable but nutritionally-rich food products, new packaging and portioning. The R&D activities planned in the enlarged European Union will facilitate a proactive collaboration among food research centers and food processing and packaging SMEs that will be further transferred with the generated foreground. During the processing of food products, nutrient content and stability will be assessed, then the whole technology process will get the influential support of a CEN Workshop Agreement, drafted within CEN (the European Committee for Standardization) in order to help ensuring consumers with a controlled quality. CHANCE nutritional and educational strategies will produce guidelines for European Public Health policy dealing with the prevention of malnutrition in such population groups. The European Food Information Council will ensure that the progress and results from CHANCE will be communicated and disseminated widely.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2010-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 636 160,13
Administrative Contact
Francesco Capozzi (Prof.)

Participants (17)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 415 304
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pekka Lehtinen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 192 036,87
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keri Dunning (Ms.)
INSTITUTE FOR FOOD TECHNOLOGY OF NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 175 587
Address
Bulevar Cara Lazara 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marijana Sakac (Dr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 234 476
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 121 176
Address
Universiteto G. 3
01513 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vida Lapinskaite (Ms.)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 102 690
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
András Salgó (Prof.)
QUADRAM INSTITUTE BIOSCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 005
Address
Quadram Institute Bioscience Norwich Research Park
NR4 7UQ Norwich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mary Anderson (Dr.)
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO RISONANZE MAGNETICHE DI METALLO PROTEINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 234 986
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivano Bertini (Prof.)
INSTITUT ZA MEDICINSKA ISTRA IVANJA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 207 688
Address
Dr Subotica 4 Prizemlje
11129 Belgrade
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petar Popadic (Mr.)
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 205 422
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Florence Boivin (Ms.)
COMITE EUROPEEN DE NORMALISATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 13 200
Address
Rue De La Science 23
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
André Pirlet (Mr.)
VALIO OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 98 760
Address
Meijeritie 6
00370 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harriet Lemberg (Ms.)
Zdravo Organic d.o.o.
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 20 084
Address
Kolarova Bb
21425 Selenca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zoran Barjaktarovic (Mr.)
PROTEUS GOLD KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 21 342
Address
Foe 58
9233 Lipot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zsolt Albert (Mr.)
UZDAROJI AKCINE BENDROVE LIETPAK
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 21 054
Address
Chekonishkiu Settlement
LT14207 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrius Kiznis (Mr.)
STRAND DOO
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 19 841
Address
Ilariona Ruvarca 3A
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dusan Savkic (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 275 995
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katherine Boylan (Dr.)