The conference will provide the opportunity to learn more about the importance of protein for older people, the PROMISS findings and evidence-based recommendations developed in the project. It will foster engagement between the PROMISS researchers and the target audiences and allow for interactive virtual exchanges.
A roundtable discussion with input from international experts will assess the importance of protein for older people. This will be followed by a plenary session on optimal protein intake for older people living at home. Three break-out sessions on specific protein-related topics are then held:
- Session 1: Eating protein in a environmentally friendly way
- Session 2: Older adults' perspectives on protein – consumer insights
- Session 3: Supporting older adults to increase their protein intake
More information and full programme: https://www.promiss-vu.eu/promiss-final-conference/
PROMISS (PRevention Of Malnutrition In Senior Subjects) is an EU-funded research project where science, industry and other stakeholder groups collaborate. By using large scale databases, the project identified the relationships between food intake, food characteristics, physical activity, the oral and gut microbiota, poor appetite, malnutrition and poor health among older adults. Furthermore, the effectiveness of personalized dietary advice to increase protein intake on physical functioning in older adults with lower habitual protein intake was tested in a large trial. Based on the outcomes of this research, PROMISS has developed optimised, sustainable and evidence-based dietary and physical activity strategies.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant n° 678732.