October 22, 2015: We announced the winner of the Yogurt in Nutrition Grant 2015 during our recent YINI Symposium at the FENS congress in Berlin. This award supports the research project of Dr. Vicky Drapeau (Laval University, Canada) to examine the association between yogurt consumption, body weight and metabolic profile as a function of susceptibility to obesity in children and adolescents.
This cross-sectional and longitudinal cohort study will use dietary, anthropometric and metabolic data from two large prospective community cohorts from Quebec. Obesity is challenging global healthcare and the increased incidence of childhood overweight and obesity over the last decades has become alarming as well. This study will contribute to improved dietary behaviours in children by increasing yogurt intake, especially among children and adolescents at risk of obesity.
Call for YINI research proposals
We were glad to receive this year 19 applications from 16 different countries (Australia, Canada – 3, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran – 2, Israel, Italy, Mongolia, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, UK, US). Whereas in 2014 we received 8 applications, we duplicated the received proposals in 2015! Thank you all for your contribution!
The call for application of the Yogurt in Nutrition Grant 2016 will be announced during the 4th Global Yogurt Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt, on the 6th of April 2016 in San Diego, US.