Paediatric and International Nutrition – University of Copenhagen

Paediatric and International Nutrition

In the field of international nutrition the group has special expertise in performing studies in developing countries for the purpose of establishing a scientific basis for development programmes that may contribute to alleviating malnutrition.

To name a few examples: we have, in collaboration with local partners, examined the effects of diet and micronutrient supplementation on growth and nutrient status in pregnant women and children; and examined the relation between nutritional status and infections (TB, HIV) in populations with poor living conditions.

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  • Six-legged livestock – sustainable food production


    Farming crickets for human consumption is less of a burden on the environment than other livestock production systems according to a new study by the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports and Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. Results suggest that insect farming systems can be improved to become even more environmentally sustainable in the future. »

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