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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

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.

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)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 415 304

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 192 036,87

INSTITUTE FOR FOOD TECHNOLOGY OF NOVI SAD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 175 587

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 234 476

VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 121 176

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 102 690

QUADRAM INSTITUTE BIOSCIENCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 4 005

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO RISONANZE MAGNETICHE DI METALLO PROTEINE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 234 986

INSTITUT ZA MEDICINSKA ISTRA IVANJA

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 207 688

EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 205 422

COMITE EUROPEEN DE NORMALISATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 13 200

VALIO OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 98 760

Zdravo Organic d.o.o.

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 20 084

PROTEUS GOLD KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 21 342

UZDAROJI AKCINE BENDROVE LIETPAK

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 21 054

STRAND DOO

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 19 841

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 275 995

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266331

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 July 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 968 828,88

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 807

Coordinated by:

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy