29th March 2019

Over 20 million older citizens are at risk of protein malnutrition in Europe, whose consequences on health are serious and often irreversible.

Based on the outcomes of our research, PROMISS will develop optimised, sustainable and evidence-based dietary and physical activity strategies, which are currently tested in the Netherlands and Finland for effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in a long-term intervention study.

The project will show whether these strategies together with new food concepts and products will prevent malnutrition and support active and healthy ageing.

In this newsletter:

  • A sneak peek of PROMISS research (p. 2-5)
    • Consumers’ habits and their consequences
    • Enriched bread with raisins and apple pie
    • Protein rich soups
    • Towards tailored dietary strategies
    • Daily sedentary time and physical activity among Dutch older adults
  • Nutrition and appetite under the magnifying glass (p. 6-7)
    • The Protein Screener 55+: interview with Dr. Hanneke Wijnhoven
  • What comes next? (p. 7-8)
    • Read about what keeps our team busy in the coming months

Enjoy reading the third PROMISS newsletter here.

4th March 2018

Malnutrition is a critical issue, with a direct impact on older people’s quality of life. In Europe alone, about one out of 5 older people living at home is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

Preventing malnutrition is urgent for the whole society, for older generations of today as well as those of tomorrow.

In this newsletter:

  • A sneak peek of PROMISS research (pages 2-5):
  • The power of microbiota
  • The work on the accelerometer
  • Findings of the most prominent longitudinal ageing studies in the field of nutrition

 

  • Nutrition and appetite in older people (page 6):
  • Preliminary research results show what is relevant for seniors

 

  • What comes next? (page 7)
  • Read about what keeps our team busy in the coming months
20th June 2017

Thanks to a multi-disciplinary international consortium (23 partners from 11 countries), the PROMISS project is eager to:

  • Provide insight in the causal links between diet, physical activity, appetite and malnutrition among older adults;
  • Develop evidence-based dietary and physical activity strategies to prevent malnutrition and enhance active and healthy ageing;
  • Deliver food concepts and products, as well as persuasive technology to support adherence to these strategies.

In this newsletter:

A sneak peek into PROMISS research

  • The lower the protein intake, the greater the risk of developing mobility limitations
  • Vary your activities and perform them regularly in order to age well!
  • Towards new food products and concepts

What do older people think?

  • Some opinions of experts, carers and seniors

What happens beyond research?

  • The ESPEN congress on nutrition of older adults
  • EFAD’s “Working together across health professions to combat malnutrition”
  • EUGMS Congress and PROMISS General Assembly

Enjoy reading the first PROMISS newsletter here.