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Final Report - HELENA (Healthy lifestyle in Europe by nutrition in adolescence)

Project ID: 7034
Funded under: FP6-FOOD


The EU-funded HELENA project aimed to obtain reliable, comparable data to understand why health related nutrition messages were not particularly effective among adolescents. Moreover, it wished to identify requirements for health promoting foods and to develop three sensory acceptable food products.

This final activity report provides an overview of the project goals, focuses on the undertaken activities and highlights their findings. Firstly, the general and specific research objectives and the project participants are presented. Moreover, the sample population properties are listed and the examined health, activity and food selection characteristics are analysed. The document then refers to the development of novel foods and the design and evaluation of nutritional diets. Finally, the implemented dissemination approach and the potential for exploitation are provided.

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