Yogurt in Nutrition: Initiative for a Balanced Diet is a multi-year scientific collaboration between the American Society for Nutrition, the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the Danone Institute International.
The project aims to advance scientific knowledge on the health benefits of yogurt and to disseminate the findings broadly. The purpose of the project is to:
Yogurt in nutrition: Many different initiatives have developed as a result of the Initiative for a Balanced Diet partnership, such as the following:
Global Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt
Discover the dedicated website yogurtinnutrition.com.
Yogurtinnutrition.com uncovers scientific data related to yogurt, stimulates new research and identifies gaps in our understanding of the health effects of this food category. And you will find this information with in useful, tasty and creative ways in our new categories.
Yogurtinnutrition.com is also an entertainment website dedicated to today’s passionate yogurt lovers. You will find detailed information and advice including unconventional how-tos, interviews, easy tips and even some classic recipe favorites, highlighted by bloggers and experts.
The Yogurt in Nutrition Initiative for a Balanced Diet is also active on the following social media:
Every year the Yogurt in Nutrition Initiative for a balanced diet (YINI) launched a Call for Research Proposals concerning a range of projects, focused on yogurt science.
This is time to apply to the 2016 Call for YINI grant with research proposals targeting “Health benefits, associated with yogurt consumption”.
Deadline for submission: October 15, 2016
Research, based on the following areas, are particularly encouraged:
– mechanisms of action,
– pediatric populations,
– live microbes and milk fermentation benefits.
The competition is open to research teams from public research organizations or researchers at universities or hospitals. A grant of $30,000 (thirty thousand dollars) is available to support one application.
In 2015, YINI received and analyzed 19 applications from 16 different countries and decided to support 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.
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For information on the upcoming international conferences, click here.
The 4th Yogurt Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt focused, organized by the Yogurt in Nutrition Initiative for a Balanced Diet (YINI) took place on April 6th, 2016, during the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, USA. This year, the topic was on yogurt consumption and the prevention of type 2 diabete. The seven conferences aimed at translating evidence into practice.
The content of the Summit is available here
4th Global Summit on the Health Benefits of Yogurt (ASN Nutrition Sessions during Experimental Biology, April 2016, San Diego, USA). The content, interviews, and videos of the Summit are available at yogurtinnutrition.com.
3rd Global Summit on the Health Benefits of Yogurt (ASN Nutrition Sessions during Experimental Biology, May 2015, Boston, USA). The content, interviews, and videos of the Summit are available at yogurtinnutrition.com.
2nd Global Summit on the Health Benefits of Yogurt (ASN Nutrition Sessions during Experimental Biology, March 2014, San Diego, USA). The 2nd Global Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt at a glance is available at yogurtinnutrition.com.
First Global Summit on the Health Benefits of Yogurt (ASN Nutrition Sessions during Experimental Biology, March 2013, Boston, USA).
View conference videos and the detailed program of the event here.