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.
Nutrition for healthy ageing
PROMISS, a good practice on the “Optimal Nutritional Care for All” (ONCA) website
We are delighted to inform that the PROMISS project has been included as good practice to the “Optimal Nutritional Care for All” (ONCA) website. This confirms that our project is a pioneering innovative to improve nutritional care and screening across Europe.
Join our research: take part in the Dutch and Finnish study
A comprehensive study on the long-term (cost)effectiveness of solutions for tackling malnutrition in older age has started.
Under the aegis of WP8 leaders, participants are currently recruited in the Netherlands and in Finland.
If you wish to join in and contribute to the study, click on the respective following links to find additional information regarding Dutch and Finnish respectively:
[DUTCH] Wilt u meer informatie over het PROMISS onderzoek, klik hier.
[FINNISH] Lisätietoja PROMISS-tutkimuksesta saat napsauttamalla tätä.
We hope to have you on board and do not hesitate to spread the word !
Thank you very much in advance !
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.