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EURRECA – Harmonising nutrient recommendations across Europe with special focus on vulnerable groups and consumer understanding.

ILSI Europe coordinated a Network of Excellence (NoE) funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme.The initiative and the funds needed to elaborate a proposal came from the ILSI Europe Nutrient Requirements Task Force.

EURRECA (EURopean micronutrient RECommendations Aligned) consisted of 35 partners based in 18 countries. The Network (2007-2012) addressed the problem of variations in micronutrient recommendations between different European countries. Its main objective was to develop methodologies to standardise the process of setting micronutrient recommendations.

Publications

Please find below a selection of EURRECA scientific publications (last update: November 2013).

P. van ’t Veer, E. Grammatikaki, C. Matthys, M.M. Raats and L. Contor. EURRECA – Framework for Aligning Micronutrient RecommendationsCritical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 2013;53(10):988-998.

R. Dhonukshe-Rutten, J. Bouwman, K.A. Brown, A.E. Cavelaars, R. Collings, E. Grammatikaki, L.C.P.G.M. de Groot, M. Gurinovic, L.J. Harvey, M. Hermoso, R. Hurst, B. Kremer, J. Ngo, R. Novakovic, M.M. Raats, F. Rollin, L. Serra-Majem, O.W. Souverein, L. Timotijevic and P. van ’t Veer. EURRECA – Evidence-Based Methodology for Deriving Micronutrient RecommendationsCritical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 2013;53(10):999-1040.

M. Claessens, L. Contor, R. Dhonukshe-Rutten, L.C.P.G.M. de Groot, S.J. Fairweather-Tait, M. Gurinovic, B. Koletzko, B. Van Ommen, M.M. Raats and P. van ’t Veer. EURRECA – Principles and Future for Deriving Micronutrient RecommendationsCritical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 2013;53(10):1135-1146.

P. van ’t Veer, H. Heseker, E. Grammatikaki, V. Benetou, M. Gregorič, I. Margaritis, M.M. Raats and T. Wijnhoven. EURRECA/WHO Workshop report: “Deriving Micronutrient Recommendations: Updating Best PracticesAnnals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2013;62(1):63-67.

C. Matthys, P. van ‘t Veer, L. de Groot, L. Hooper, A.E.J.M. Cavelaars, R. Collings, R. Dhonukshe-Rutten, L.J. Harvey, A.Casgrain, F. Rollin and L. Contor. EURRECA’s Approach for Estimating Micronutrient RequirementsInternational Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research 2011;(81)4:256-263.

C. Matthys, L. Bucchini, M.C. Busstra, A.E.J.M. Cavelaars, P. Eleftheriou, A. Garcıa-Alvarez, S.J. Fairweather-Tait, M. Gurinovic , B. van Ommen and L. Contor. EURRECA: development of tools to improve the alignment of micronutrient recommendationsEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2010;64:S26-S31.

EURRECA Posters

Nutri-RecQuest, micronutrient recommendation search engine – One of EURRECA’s important tools, Nutri-RecQuest, a web-based search engine on current micronutrient recommendations is freely available online: Nutri-RecQuest

EURRECA leaflet
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