Building, sharing and applying nutrition knowledge

Nutrition Knowledge 

Our ground-breaking studies examine the link between nutrition and health across the generations. From maternal and children's health to healthy ageing, we adopt a holistic approach, focusing on nutrition, physical activity and their combined impact on metabolic health. We use our findings to improve our own foods and beverages.

Our approach

Our ground-breaking studies examine health across the generations. From maternal and children's health to healthy ageing, we adopt a holistic approach, focusing on nutrition, physical activity, and their combined impact on metabolic health.

Our two main studies are:

  • Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS): This is deepening our understanding of the eating patterns and nutritional intake of infants and toddlers from birth to age four; and
  • Kids Nutrition and Health Study (KNHS): This focuses on in-depth eating and lifestyle habits of children aged 4–12. These are crucial years, when many behaviours that influence health later in life are established.

We use our findings to improve our own foods and beverages, and share our knowledge with others to help address key health and nutrition challenges. We work with like-minded partners, exploring better ways to support healthier lifestyles, and contribute to fact-based conversations about health and food policies.


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