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DK: Lucernemark. Foto: Colourbox.dk | UK: Alfalfa field. Photo: Colourbox.dk
01 NOV

Join the Uni Food Day about development of healthy foods

Attend this year’s Uni Food Day on 9 November, where researchers and business people will join forces to try to find ways of developing healthy, safe and sustainable...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
Blandet slik. Foto: Colourbox.dk
26 OCT

Far more screen time, sweets and cake during first lockdown

The corona lockdown in the spring of 2020 led Danes to adopt more unhealthy habits in the form of more screen time and higher intake of sweets.

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
DK: Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis. Foto: DTU Fødevareinstituttet | UK: Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis. Photo: National Food Institute
23 OCT

Gut microbes may help explain benefits of breastfeeding

Danish researchers have shown how gut bacteria, which are promoted by breastfeeding, may benefit the immune system in infants.

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds Health and diseases
Next Generation East African Innovators. From left: Harriet Anyango from the project Tripple P, Regional Director, WFP East Africa, and Marianne Thellersen, Senior Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at DTU.
15 SEP

Danish-African partnership strengthens food innovation

East African entrepreneurs will develop projects and prototypes in collaboration with DTU students, researchers, and startups.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production Nutrition and dietary habits Food technology Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
Jordnødder. Foto: Colourbox.dk
08 FEB

First Danish estimates for the burden of disease for peanut allergy

Researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, have produced the first estimates for the burden of disease for peanut allergy. Burden of disease...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
2020
Pandestegt kylling. Foto: Colourbox.dk
02 DEC

Survey of Danes’ dietary and physical activity habits has been launched

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has launched the next Danish National Survey of Diet and Physical Activity. Researchers and authorities will...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
Sutteflaske
10 JUN

New knowledge could lead to improved hypoallergenic infant formulas

Heat-treatment of cow’s milk proteins for use in infant formula reduces the proteins’ ability to induce an allergic reaction without altering their ability...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food production Health and diseases
Tallerken og bestik
23 APR

What effect is the corona pandemic having on what Danes eat?

Closing down Denmark has turned Danes’ daily routines upside down. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has set out to study the changes...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
25 FEB

If 350 grams of fish is good for you – is 700 grams twice as good?

Risk-benefit assessments are a new method that balances the positive and negative effects of foods on health. Senior Researcher Morten Poulsen is Head of DTU Food&rsquo...

Nutrition and dietary habits
Vingummibamser.
20 FEB

Danes eat most unhealthily on Saturdays and exercise the least on Sundays

Compared with a normal weekday, Danes consume 20% more calories on Saturdays and are 20% less physically active on Sundays, according to data from the National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits

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