According to the ADA (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) and European recommendations, successful weight management to improve overall health in adults requires a lifelong commitment to healthy lifestyle behaviours, incorporating sustainable and enjoyable eating practices and daily physical activity. Health care providers should address the complex issue of the increasing incidence of obesity in the population and the impact this has on health care costs and weight-related diseases.
Experts in food and nutrition should stay updated and trained in weight management to support clients focused on individual weight loss interventions, which prevent weight gain and help to achieve long-term weight maintenance.
A lot of evidence is also related to infant weight and childhood obesity trends in developed countries which may lead to a number of health consequences. We are fully committed to creating innovative research programmes in the field of:
Nutrition, exercise and well-being are crucial aspects of success in sports – in both competition and training. The strategies and guidelines in this area are based on substantiated scientific evidence addressing the quantity, structure and timing of food and beverage consumption recommended to ensure that athletes can train most effectively and reduce the risk of potential lesions and/or diseases.
Complete and adequate nutrition complement training and recovery and can stimulate metabolic adaptations to training. Appropriate caloric requirement should be met from a variety of foods that provide protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals.
We have developed research programmes in the field of: