12th International Postgraduate Course on the Production and Use of Food Composition Data in Nutrition

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13-25 October 2013
Wageningen, The Netherlands

Division of Human Nutrition of Wageningen University & Graduate School VLAG (Advanced Studies in Food Technology, Agrobiotechnology, Nutrition and Health Sciences)

Compilations of data on the nutritional composition of foods are essential tools for nutritionists, especially those concerned with monitoring adequacy of dietary intake, for linking diet to health and disease, for planning and prescription, education, food security, and for trade, export and legislation. A two-week training course on the production and use of food composition data in nutrition is offered by the Division of Human Nutrition of Wageningen University and Graduate School VLAG (The Netherlands) from 13-25 October 2013 (FoodComp 2013). Ten courses were organised in Wageningen between 1992 and 2011. Regional courses were organised in Chile in 1995; in Argentina in 1996; in South Africa in 1997, 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2010; in Jamaica in 2001; in Thailand in 2002, in India in 2007, in Turkey in 2012, and in Slovak Republic in 2006 and 2008.

Objectives of course
The aim of FoodComp 2013 is to demonstrate how to produce, manage and use good quality food composition data in a standardized way, using harmonized procedures, so that the requirements of the multiple users of food composition data can be met. The course will be based on the philosophy that the preparation of nutritional databases requires close understanding of the needs of the users by both compilers and producers of data. The course will show how this understanding can be achieved and the benefits that flow from the collaboration of users, analysts and compilers.

Who should attend?
FoodComp 2013 is intended for those involved in nutritional database programmes as analysts, as compilers of food composition databases, and/or users who wish to have a better understanding of how databases are prepared and the constraints upon their use. The course will also be of value to those teaching nutrition and nutritional aspects of food chemistry and to those interested in assessing exposure from diets. Applicants should hold a master degree in nutrition, epidemiology, food science, agricultural science or related field.

Venue and duration
FoodComp 2013 will be held at The Hof van Wageningen, Wageningen, The Netherlands from 13-25 October 2013.

How to apply
Applicants should fill in the application form found on this flyer and send it together with their curriculum vitae before 1 June 2013 to the Course Secretariat. For those who wish to be considered for a fellowship the deadline for application is 1April 2013 (see here).

Application form and further information
Find it here.

Course Secretariat
Ms Lous Duym-Brookman
Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University
P.O. Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
E-mail: lous.duym@wur.nl
Tel: +31 (0) 317 483054
Fax: +31 (0) 317 483342

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