RESEARCHERS on the University College Cork (UCC) School of Food and Nutritional Sciences are in search of volunteers to assist them conduct analysis into methods to develop dietary pointers that can assist to guard well being, in addition to cut back greenhouse gasoline emissions.
The ‘My Planet Diet” is a 12-week vitamin examine that gives individuals a possibility to enhance their well being whereas following a planet-friendly weight loss plan.
The examine may also have a look at whether or not these pointers can present folks with the adequate vitamins they require, compared to a nutritious diet that doesn’t take environmental affect under consideration.
Researchers are looking for wholesome adults aged 18-64 who eat meat most days to take part within the 12-week examine with advantages together with suggestions on their present weight loss plan and tailor-made dietary recommendation from a certified nutritionist. They may also be supplied with personalised assets and recipes alongside the way in which.
Professor Mairead Kiely, Head, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC, and Principal Investigator of the examine stated:
“This examine will permit us to create a weight loss plan that’s more healthy for folks, and more healthy for the planet,” she added.
To assist inform the examine, the researchers will gather info on individuals’ dietary consumption, analyse nutrient ranges of their urine and blood, and take measurements similar to weight, top, and blood strain.
The examine is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine. The info collected might be used to tell policymakers and help the event of sustainable dietary pointers.
This examine is a collaboration between University College Cork, University College Dublin, and Queen’s University, Belfast and is a part of an all-island undertaking on Sustainable Healthy Diets, funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine and DAERA in Northern Ireland and led by Teagasc Ashtown.
More info is out there by emailing the examine researcher Ursula Leonard: [email protected]