Title: Fact-based personalized nutrition for the young (NUTRISHIELD)
Project number: H2020-SFS-2018-2020, 818110
Duration: November 2018 - October 2022
Researchers: Joris Meurs, Evaggelia Sakkoula, Simona M. Cristescu
Cost estimate: 8.6 M€
Funding: EU Horizon 2020
Project partners: ALPES LASERS SA ALPES, Netcompany-Intrasoft, FONDATION INSTITUT SUISSE DES VITAMINES-ISV SVI, SWEET BEE SWB, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN TUW, ARGOS MESSTECHNIK GMBH ARGOS, QUANTARED TECHNOLOGIES GMBH QRT, CSEM, HAROKOPIO UNIVERSITY HUA, OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE SRL OSR, REM Analytics, VERTOYO LIMITED VER, CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY CU, FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DEL HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO LA FE DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA HULAFE, VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL VUB - Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS)
More information: https://nutrishield-project.eu/
NUTRISHIELD - “Fact-based personalised nutrition for the young” is a recently funded EU project within an international consortium of 16 partners supported by H2020-SFS-2018-2020 (EU funding of about 7200k euros, from which 488k for our group).
NUTRISHIELD aims at creating a personalised platform for the young. The platform will consist of novel methods & techniques, which analyse a wide range of biomarkers related to nutrition and health disorders. Based on findings, the platform then uses ICT, by expanding existing nutrition assistive mobile apps, in order to provide feedback and steering people towards a better nutrition. This takes into account the way each person responds to different nutrients and food types, by also analysing phenotype, genome expression, microbiome composition, health condition, mental & psychological condition, as well as financial capabilities for procuring food.
We shall perform research in Clinical Study III aiming to assess the (co)relation between the biomarkers from exhaled breath and dietary quality (via the nutritional status measures conducted at Donders Institute within the ERDF-funded project BriteN, dr. E. Aaarts) for children with various diet habits and cognitive abilities. The data to be processed include breath analysis and the nutritional status of the individuals to be defined by (i) a composite score of adherence to the Dutch healthy diet index (derived from a Food Frequency Questionnaire, FFQ) and (ii) visceral adipose tissue (measured with abdominal MRI), as well as (iii) BMI resulted from anthropometric measures.
Our group is also involved in the validation of a spectrometer for detection of methane, hydrogen and cyanide in breath using interband cascade lasers. The work includes collaboration with Alpes Lasers (Neuchatel, Switzerland) and Argos Med, Karlsruhe (Germany).