Overweight in children: the role of breakfast
Overweight in children is becoming more common and is a major public health issue worldwide. Different factors interplay in the development of overweight, such as birth weight, genetic implications and socioeconomic status. Besides, nutrition and dietary habits play a role, in particular breakfast.
First Independent External Expert Panel meeting
On 18th and 19th June 2019, the first meeting of the FrieslandCampina Institute with its Independent External Expert Panel took place in The Netherlands. This panel consists of an international group of multi-disciplinary experts in the field of (under)nutrition, public- and community health and consumer behavior.
‘Nourish the muscles for an active life’
Muscular strength and muscle function are determining factors for elderly people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. A good diet and exercise play an important role in this. With regard to diet, protein and vitamin D can provide extra support, according to doctoral research by Sjors Verlaan. The FrieslandCampina Institute spoke to him about the results.
Milk and bone health
Genetics are a major determinant for strong bones and account for 60 to 80% of the variation in peak bone mass, i.e. the maximum bone density. Nutrition and exercise also play important roles in the development of the bones while growing (children) and in the bone tissue maintenance phase for adults and elderly people. Health authorities agree that calcium, protein and phosphorus from, among others, milk support the development and maintenance of the bones mass.