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HELENA will provide, for the first time in Europe, comparable data about micronutrient status among male and female European adolescents.


Archievements & Impacts
  • New innovative and cultural adapted methods to assess diet, nutrition, and physical activity and fitness in adolescents of different European countries.

  • Knowledge about dietary and physical activity patterns in European adolescents.

  • Knowledge about determinants of food choices and preferences of adolescents in Europe.

  • Cultural, social, genetic and gender differences and similarities across Europe.

  • Identification of adolescents at risk of eating disorders, dislipemia, obesity and/or type 2 diabetes.

  • Improvement of the adolescents’ diet in Europe providing new and attractive healthy foods.

  • Improvement of life style habits of adolescents in Europe providing a computer-based education tool.

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