Dr. Vicky Drapeau awarded Yogurt in Nutrition Grant 2015

YINI award winner 2015 Dr Vicky Drapeau
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Recognized for study on association between yogurt consumption, body weight and metabolic profile as a function of susceptibility to obesity in children and adolescents.

The Yogurt in Nutrition Grant 2015 was presented on October 22, 2015 at the Yoghurt in Nutrition Initiative (YINI) Symposium, during the FENS congress in Berlin.

The winner of the award is Dr. Vicky Drapeau (Laval University, Canada) for her research project to examine the association between yogurt consumption, body weight and metabolic profile as a function of susceptibility to obesity in children and adolescents.

This cross-sectional and longitudinal cohort study will use dietary, anthropometric and metabolic data from two large prospective community cohorts from Quebec. Obesity is challenging global healthcare and the increased incidence of childhood obesity over the last decades has become alarming as well. It is hoped that this study will contribute to improved dietary behaviours in children by increasing yogurt intake, especially among children and adolescents at risk of obesity.

For the 2015 YINI grant, 19 applications were received from 16 different countries (Australia, Canada – 3, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran – 2, Israel, Italy, Mongolia, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, UK, US). 

The call for application of the Yogurt in Nutrition Grant 2016 will be announced during the 4th Global Yogurt Summit on the Health Effects of Yogurt, on the 6th of April 2016 in Boston, San Diego.

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