Nutrition knowledge for every life stage

Our commitment: Build and share nutrition knowledge from the first 1000 days through to healthy ageing



Our commitment: Build and share nutrition knowledge from the first 1000 days through to healthy ageing

Sharing knowledge from birth to old age

Healthy eating and drinking early in childhood sets a foundation for lifelong good habits and health. As we get older, our nutritional requirements change. We build and share understanding of good nutrition for every stage of life.

We research the link between nutrition, lifestyle habits and health in expectant mothers, newborns, and young and older children, and study the nutritional needs for healthy ageing.

Progress against our objectives


Our objectives Our results

By 2020: Build knowledge on the associations between nutrition and lifestyle, and biomarkers of health in mothers and children through the EpiGen collaboration.

By 2020: Build further knowledge in the dietary intake, eating behaviours and lifestyles in infants and children.

By 2020: Develop a deeper understanding of dietary intake, preferences and lifestyle habits during ageing.

Achieved our EpiGen targets for recruitment of women intending to get pregnant and for number of pregnancies; we have also reached 381 births (69% of our target).

10 countries where we have our major research initiatives, FITS and KNHS.