Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

New Project Promoting Vegetable Consumption across Europe Is Launched

Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

New Project Promoting Vegetable Consumption across Europe Is Launched

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A new pan european project called VeggieAT, which aims to promote vegetable consumption among adolescents and the elderly in Denmark, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom, was recently launched at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. Adequate intake is fundamental to a healthy balanced diet; however, eU compliance with vegetable dietary guidelines is poor, and further research is required to overcome consumption barriers. VeggieAT is an industry-academia partnership led by Bournemouth University, with academic partners Aalborg University and the University of Florence and industrial/small and medium-sized enterprise (sMe) partners Bonduelle and the Institut Paul Bocuse Research Centre. The aim of VeggieAT is to develop an eU platform for predictive modelling of processed vegetable intake in an out-of-home context through the establishment of consumer-oriented products (sensory analysis), the development of recipes for use by food providers (canteens), and the benchmarking of choice architecture in senior schools and care homes. …

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