With the European population growing older, the challenge is to keep an increasing number of seniors across all European countries healthy and active. In Europe, between 13.5 % and 29.7 % of older adults living at home are malnourished or at risk of protein energy malnutrition. PROMISS aims to better understand and ultimately prevent protein energy malnutrition in seniors. Thereby, PROMISS will contribute to improve active and healthy ageing.

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Nutrition for healthy ageing


5th November 2018

PhD opportunity – EU H2020 PROMISS project

The Department of Agricultural Economics of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of the Ghent University is looking for a highly motivated full‐time PhD student to work on the topic “Food and Physical Activity Preferences of Older Adults with Low Protein Intake” in a two-year appointment, which may be renewed, depending on future research grants.

The PhD research will be related to consumer behaviour and supervised by Prof. Wim Verbeke and Dr. Christine Yung Hung.

The research work is part of the project – PROMISS – Prevention of malnutrition in senior subjects in the EU, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. The aim of this project is to contribute and improve active and healthy ageing. The collaboration with an international team within and beyond the project consortium will expand the professional network of the appointed PhD, who will also receive the opportunity to present its work at (inter)national congresses and meetings and publish its results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Please find more information in https://www.ugent.be/en/work/vacancies/scientific/phd-student-yimgo.

10th October 2018

PROMISS at the 14th EuGMS Congress 2018

PROMISS is participating in the 14th International Congress of the EuGMS, to be held from the 10th to the 12th of October 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

The congress theme is “Advancing Geriatric Medicine in a Modern World”.

Partners of the PROMISS project will receive you at at booth #06 and are also presenting two posters P434 and P435 result of research by Linda Hengeveld.

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21st September 2018

Overcoming protein intake challenges among seniors

Nutritioninsight spoke with Dr. Christine Yung Hung of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Ghent University about protein intake preferences among elderly adults.

She presented on her research on agro-food marketing and consumer behaviour at the 40th European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Congress, held in Madrid.

Have a look to the interview in this video.

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