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Researchers & industry representatives sought for Food Waste Compositional Database testing

An online database, FoodWasteExplorer, has been developed as part of the REFRESH project to aid identification of market opportunities and better waste utilisation. It contains compositional data for agri-food waste streams. Representatives from the food industry, researchers, independent consultants, and animal nutritional experts are sought to help evaluate FoodWasteExplorer prior to wider release. http://eu-refresh.org/researchers-industry-representatives-sought-food-waste-compositional-database-testing

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Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Workshop on production, management and use of food composition to support AFROFOODS, February 2018

In partnership with other leading organisations, the Quadram Institute has organised a workshop to help researchers from across Africa exploit food composition data, improving local nutrition policies and public health advice. The workshop, which is being hosted by the new confirmed African Research University Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University […]

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Senior Research Scientist Post Available in FDNC

FDNC are currently looking for a project scientist to work in the Food Databanks National Capability on an EU funded project to deliver a digital platform as a supporting basis for creating and delivering personalised nutrition services in Europe. The main duties of the role will include supporting the business development and governance of the […]

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Using phone apps to support healthy lifestyle

There is increasing recognition that personalized approaches may be effective in helping people establish healthier eating patterns and exercise more, and that this may be particularly effective in adolescents. This study, investigating the use of a smartphone app in supporting healthy lifestyle choices,  concludes that using the app has potential to be a more effective […]

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It’s good to talk!

We have Twitter and we have Facebook, but sometimes the best form of conversation is face to face. We are often out and about with our stands, communicating about the composition of foods and nutrition labelling to an eclectic bunch. Here are a few examples of the conversations we have. We do love to talk. […]

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Norwich Science Festival 2017

The Food Databanks team manned the QIB “What’s in your Food” stand at Norwich Science Festival on Sunday 29th October at the Forum, Norwich. The number of visitors surpassed all expectations with between 8000 and 10,000 people passing through the doors every day of the week long festival. http://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/

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Pumpkin Patch

Did you know that much of what we know about the nutrient content of UK pumpkins was derived from pumpkins bought from Norwich supermarkets, greengrocers and market stalls in 1985? This was part of a project funded by the Agricultural and Food Research Council to analyse “The Nutritional Composition of Retail Vegetables in the U. […]

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An apple a day

One of our Food Databanks team has grown some monstrous apples this year, which got us thinking, what nutrients would we get if we ate this one? Here is what we found: Weight 673g Nutrients per apple, 587g, assuming 13% left behind is the core. Kcal: 334 Protein: 3.5g Carbohydrate: 67g of which is sugars: […]

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Proud to be part of the REFRESH project

Online Community of Experts helps tackle food waste in Europe A new digital network has been launched to encourage collaboration and bring together expertise from across Europe and beyond in a focussed response to the global issue of food waste. The REFRESH Community of Experts (CoE) aims to help drive action at every level of […]

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