How we will produce the evidence-based EURRECA toolkit to support nutrition and food policy

Ashwell, Margaret, Lambert, Janet P., Alles, Martine S., Branca, Francesco, Bucchini, Luca, Brzozowska, Anna, de Groot, Lisette C. P. G. M., Dhonukshe-Rutten, Rosalie A. M., Dwyer, Johanna T., Fairweather-Tait, Sue ORCID:, Koletzko, Berthold, Pavlovic, Mirjana, Raats, Monique M., Serra-Majem, Lluis, Smith, Rhonda, van Ommen, Ben, van't Veer, Pieter, von Rosen, Julia and Pijls, Loek T. J. and EURRECA Network (2008) How we will produce the evidence-based EURRECA toolkit to support nutrition and food policy. European Journal of Nutrition, 47 (Suppl 1). pp. 2-16.

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There is considerable variation in the recommended micronutrient intakes used by countries within Europe, partly due to different methodologies and concepts used to determine requirements and different approaches used to express the recommendations. As populations become more mobile and multi-national, and more traditional foods become available internationally, harmonised recommendations based on up to date science are needed. This was recognised by the European Commission's (EC) Directorate-General (DG) Research in their 2005 call for proposals for a Network of Excellence (NoE) on 'nutrient status and requirements of specific vulnerable population groups'. EURopean micronutrient RECommendations Aligned (EURRECA), which has 34 partners representing 17 European countries, started on its 5-year EC-funded programme in January 2007. The programme of work was developed over 2 years prior to submitting an application to the EC. The Network's first Integrating Meeting (IM) held in Lisbon in April 2007, and subsequent consultations, has allowed further refinement of the programme.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: consumer product safety,europe,evidence-based medicine,guidelines as topic,humans,micronutrients,nutrition policy,nutritional requirements,nutritional status
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Nutrition and Preventive Medicine
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Musculoskeletal Medicine
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 11:11
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 15:31
DOI: 10.1007/s00394-008-1002-6

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