Its been a few months since I’ve created our last news article but believe me, the team here have been as busy as bees behind the scenes. As you all know, the MilaCel concept began early last year as an additional way to try and curb childhood obesity in Wales. This is an area very close to my heart as I hope to be a mum myself in the next few years. Our children are our future, why would we weaken that future by giving it such a poor start?
The SBRI project which created the MilaCel concept ended earlier this year but I’m very excited to let you all know that we will be continuing the MilaCel journey with a new project through STOP (Science and Technology in Childhood Obesity Policy); a Horizon 2020 funded project, which kicked off mid October. Follow us for the next 18 months, as we work to create a functional fibre paste which can easily be used in the kitchen to reduce fats and make healthier food options available at school and in the home.
STOP is a European Commission funded Horizon 2020 project led by Imperial College London, involving 31 research, advocacy and governmental organisations from 16 countries. Their aim is to generate scientifically sound, policy relevant evidence to tackle childhood obesity by shedding light on the causes of obesity and also on the impacts of new and existing approaches to addressing the problem.
In collaboration with EIT Food and EIT Health, the STOP consortium released a call for industry-led pilot projects aimed at developing innovations that have the potential to curb childhood obesity in Europe through making critical improvements to children’s fitness levels and food environments.
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