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Record number 441895
Title EURRECA—Framework for Aligning Micronutrient Recommendations
Author(s) Veer, P. van 't; Grammatikaki, E.; Matthys, C.; Raats, M.M.; Contor, L.
Source Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 53 (2013)10. - ISSN 1040-8398 - p. 988 - 998.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2012.742857
Department(s) Chair Nutrition and Disease
VLAG
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) nutrition - requirements - challenges - phenotype - alignment - evaluate - biology - network - europe - health
Abstract There is currently no standard approach for deriving micronutrient recommendations, and large variations exist across Europe, causing confusion among consumers, food producers, and policy makers. More aligned information could influence dietary behaviors and potentially lead to a healthier population. Funded by the European Commission, EURRECA (EURopean micronutrient RECommendations Aligned) has developed methods and applications to guide Nutrient Recommendation Setting Bodies through the process of setting micronutrient reference values. The EURRECA approach is crystallized into its framework that outlines a standard process for deriving and using dietary reference values for micronutrients in a transparent, systematic, and scientific way. The 9 activities of the framework can be clustered into four stages (i) defining the problem, (ii) monitoring and evaluating, (iii) deriving dietary reference values, and (iv) using dietary reference values in policy making. The EURRECA framework should not be interpreted as a prescriptive description of a linear process, but as a structured guide for checking that all issues essential for deriving requirements have at least been considered.
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