Overweight and obesity are among the most urgent, nutrition-related problems in the world affecting more than 2 billion people. Despite the good intentions of the Dutch prevention agreement on food reformulation, the RIVM (Dutch Institute for Public Health and the Environment) predicts that prevalence of overweight in the Netherlands will rise up to 60% in 2040. RESTRUCTURE aims to valorize and implement recently developed scientific knowledge on the effects of food structure and processing on energy intake and obesity. Recent advances in nutrition science have consistently shown that ad libitum energy intake is predominantly determined by the energy density (kcal/g) and eating rate (g/min), which in turn depend on macronutrient composition and food structure and processing. This insight is a game-changer as it allows to make foods healthier through changes in structure and energy density, while maintaining palatability. RESTRUCTURE has three work packages (WP).
|Effective start/end date
|15/04/21 → …
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