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 (PRevention Of Malnutrition In Senior Subjects in the EU) aims to better understand and ultimately prevent protein energy malnutrition in seniors. Thereby, PROMISS will contribute to improve active and healthy ageing and is a multi-country project aiming to turn the challenge of tackling malnutrition in community-dwelling older persons into an opportunity for healthy ageing for the future. The PROMISS consortium contains worldwide expertise in epidemiology, clinical trials, geriatrics, nutrition, physical activity, microbiomics, as well as in behaviour, consumer, sensory and computer sciences. The multi-disciplinary international consortium will pursue the following objectives, divided in two phases: the understanding of the context and, based on this, the development of solutions to prevent malnutrition.
Ongoing Project: from 2016-04-01 to 2021-03-31.
Funded under: H2020-EU.3.2. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy.
Topic: SFS-16-2015 - Tackling malnutrition in the elderly
PROMISS Newsletter #2 & Press Release - March 2018
VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Department of Health Sciences, Department of Computer Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Iceland University of Iceland, Iceland
Newcastle university University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Netherlands
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Gothenburg University, Sweden
Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), the Netherlands
VIVES University College, Belgium
University Ghent University, Belgium
University HAS University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
Kellogg Management Services, United Kingdom
Laboratoires Grand Fontaine, Spain
Fonterra, the Netherlands
Blonk Consultants, the Netherlands
Henri BV, the Netherlands
University of Helsinki, Finland
European Federation of the Association of Dietitians (EFAD), the Netherlands
European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), Luxembourg
European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), Belgium
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
AGE Platform Europe, Belgium
University of Sherbrooke, Canada