4 – 16 October 2015
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Organised by Wageningen University & Graduate School VLAG
Objectives of course
The aim of FoodComp 2015 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 2015 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.
The major elements of the course will be:
Registration and course fee
- Requirements and use of nutrient databases at different levels
- Steps in establishing a food composition database
- Selecting and establishing priorities for including foods, nutrients and other food components in databases
- Sampling of foods
- Methods of analysis: critical evaluation and choice of methods
- Data quality (management) and evaluation
- Reviewing existing data
- Format and modes of expression
- Food nomenclature, classification and identification
- Recipe calculations
- Compilation of data
- Nutrient calculation software
- National and international activities in food composition
Please register by completing the application form on the last page of this flyer. The number of participants is limited to 30. The course fee, including a Euro 350 non‐refundable deposit, is Euro 3500. EuroFIR members and applicants affiliated to one of the regional INFOODS data centres get 10% discount. The fee covers tuition fees, accommodation and meals from 4‐16 October at The Hof van Wageningen, and course materials. It does not cover the cost of travel to the course, medical insurance and pocket money. The fee is payable on notification of acceptance for the course. Please note that no daily subsistence allowance (DSA) will be provided.
How to apply
Applicants should fill in the application form on the last page of this flyer and send it together with their curriculum vitae to the Course Secretariat. For those who wish to be considered for a fellowship the deadline for application is 15 March 2015.
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Food Comp Secretariat
Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University
P.O. Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
Email: [email protected]