Research in nutrition focuses on determining the state of nutrition and the links between nutrition and diseases. Nutrition is an applied science, and its research methods range from follow-up population studies to cell models.
In the discipline of Human Nutrition, the present research projects include:
- Berries in prevention of colorectal cancer
- DAGIS - Increased Health and Wellbeing in Preschool
- Effects of replacing animal proteins with plant-derived sources on biomarkers for type 2 diabetes and colon cancer
- MIRA Helsinki – micronutrients in the diet of children in Helsinki
- Nutrition knowledge in young endurance athletes
- Prevention of type 2 diabetes by diet and physical activity
- Psychosocial determinants of eating behaviour, weight management and quality of life – Personalized approaches to promoting healthy eating
- Research projects on Childhood and family nutrition
- The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage in preschool and schoolchildren
- Use of Loyalty Card Data for Diet and Health Research
Social sciences-oriented food research aims to determine how eating and food choices are linked to political, social, financial, cultural and social-psychological factors. It focuses on current phenomena related to eating, as well as on changes in society and the lives of individuals, using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The material used includes survey and interview data as well as texts and images.
The present research projects include: