A more sustainable food pattern: what does that look like?
Due to a growing world population and increasing prosperity, the demand for good nutrition that provides an optimal intake of nutrients with a low impact on the environment is growing (1). The science behind food sustainability is a developing area and it is important to consider both the nutritional and environmental impact of dietary advice.
Nutritional differences between milk and plant-based drinks
Milk has been consumed for around 10,000 years. Milk and milk products are part of the everyday diet of many. Milk naturally contains essential nutrients like protein, calcium, potassium, phosphor, iodine and vitamins B2 and B12. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in beverages based on soy, hemp, coconut, oat, rice and nuts.
New review on milk and bone health
Milk is a natural source of protein, vitamin B2 and B12, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and iodine. Protein, calcium and phosphorus are among the many nutrients that contribute to bone maintenance. A review by Van den Heuvel and Steijns (2018) provides a scientific overview on the topic of milk and bone health.
FrieslandCampina Institute values your opinion
Since we want to provide the best possible service, we would like to gain an insight into the opinion of nutrition and health professionals about the FrieslandCampina Institute and our services. Therefore, we are looking for nutrition and/or health professionals, including registered (sport) dietitians, nutritionists, weight consultants, youth care professionals, personal trainers and fitness instructors, to participate in a short survey.
NEW: E-learning Sport & Nutrition
Are you working with athletes and sports people? Do you want to provide them with the best nutritional advice on the role of nutrition in sports performance? Then we provide you as a nutrition and health professional our NEW E-learning on Sport & Nutrition.
19th World School Milk Day
Started by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), World School Milk Day falls on 26th September this year. It was started as an initiative to create awareness of school milk programs and celebrate the benefits of the programs.
Recommendations for optimal nutrition care in the elderly
During the 40th European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) conference held on 1-4 September 2018 in Madrid, there was much attention on the importance of good nutrition for elderly persons and geriatric patients. A group of scientists presented recommendations for the best nutritional care in the elderly to prevent undesired weight loss and reduced fluid balance.
Our way of working
Dairy plays an important role in worldwide nutrient security. We believe that by unleashing science based information on the role of dairy in the diet we can contribute to a better nutritional status for all. How? Through sharing knowledge on dairy, nutrition and health, stimulating scientific debate, and actively engaging with nutrition & health professionals all over the world.
Bone experts publish consensus report on protein intake and bone health
It is known that protein intake contributes to the maintenance and growth of muscle mass. But is it also beneficial to our bones? Twelve experts in bone health published a consensus report summarising the most recent insights on protein intake and bone health. One of their main conclusions is that protein contributes to the maintenance of bone mass, provided that calcium intake is adequate.
Ensuring healthy nutrients in sustainable food requires insight
The world's population is growing rapidly, but our natural resources are finite. So we have to be more careful with them. But what should we do? Simply eat fewer animal and more vegetable products? Well, it would seem that it's a bit more complicated than that and this became clear at FrieslandCampina Institutes's conference on sustainable food held in Utrecht on 19 June 2018.