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From nutrition data to targets for new foods

After having identified the populations at risk of poverty in Europe, CHANCE will look into their food-related health problems, including main nutritional deficiencies and over-nutrition.

Based on these findings foods/ingredients will be selected with potential to correct the observed nutritional inadequacies. The selected foods/ingredients will be used in the development of new healthy-value-added foods and meals specifically targeted to the identified population groups at risk of poverty.

  • Task 2.1: Critical assessment of available information on the main nutritional criticalities in the selected groups at-risk-of-poverty (Task leader: UL)
  • Task 2.2: Collection and evaluation of new dietary intake information on eating habits, nutritional criticalities, self reported nutritional state and well-being (Task leader: UL)
  • Task 2.3: Definition of foods to correct malnutrition and over nutrition problems in at-risk of-poverty groups (Task leader: UL)
  • Task 2.4: Understanding barriers to healthy eating habits and develop strategies to overcome these (Task leader: VTT)
  • Task 2.5: Evaluation of the nutritional characteristics of the developed foods (Task leader: UNIBO)

Podcast: Listen to work package leader Santosh Khokhar, from the University of Leeds, explain more about this part of the project.

About Santosh Khokhar

Dr Santosh Khokhar, Senior Lecturer in Food Biochemistry in the School of Food Science and Nutrition at UL, has longstanding experience of research into dietary assessment and food composition, ethnic foods and groups. She led a WP on ethnic foods within EuroFIR and PI for 3 FSA funded research on food composition and dietary exposures.

Dr. Khokhar has extensive experience of managing European-, and national- projects including three UK Food Standards Agency projects covering nutritional composition using harmonised methods and critical assessment of eating habits and of requirements for dietary survey methodology in ethnic and low income groups. She has previous experience of research in India and The Netherlands.