Practical implications on daily protein intake in older adults

PROMISS Research Project Findings

Christine Yung Hung

 

PhD, Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University

Dr. Christine Yung Hung is a senior lecturer and researcher at Ghent University in Belgium. She is a trained nutritionist and food scientist currently works at the research unit Agro-food Marketing and Consumer Behaviour. Her areas of expertise include behavioural science, communication and marketing strategies, data-driven machine learning, food product innovation, experimental economics and public health nutrition policies. Her research work contributes to solving food and diet challenges from seeds to needs, aiming to improve public health, environmental sustainability and consumer well-being. With ample experience in European projects, she is currently a work package leader for three EU Horizon 2020 projects ‘PROMISS’, ‘SEAFOODTOMORROW’ and ‘ProFuture’, and an EFSA funded project ‘RASCS’.

Ilse Reinders

PhD, Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University

Ilse Reinders is a nutritional scientist at the Department of Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her research interests are nutritional and other lifestyle determinants of healthy ageing, with main areas protein-energy malnutrition, body composition and physical activity.

Riikka T Niskanen

M.Sc., University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine

Riikka Niskanen is a food scientist, majored in human nutrition. She has worked in the PROMISS RCT since 2018. Currently, she is working on a doctoral dissertation on conducting a nutrition intervention among community-dwelling older people. She has an additional interest in the interaction between social relations, culture, and mental wellbeing. Former barista; passion for coffee and handicrafts.