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Food Composition at Present: New Challenges

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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, 11855 Athens, Greece
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EuroFIR AISBL Executive Board, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Research Centre for Food and Nutrition (CREA-Food and Nutrition), CREA-Council for Agricultural Research and Economics), 00178 Rome, Italy
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Department of Food and Nutrition, National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, I.P., 1649-016 Lisbon, Portugal
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REQUIMTE, LAQV/Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
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Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology “José Mataix”, University of Granada, 18016 Armilla (Granada), Spain
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Quadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UA, UK
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Nutrients 2019, 11(8), 1714; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11081714
Received: 23 May 2019 / Revised: 4 July 2019 / Accepted: 19 July 2019 / Published: 25 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from NUTRIMAD 2018)
Food composition data is important for stakeholders and users active in the areas of food, nutrition and health. New challenges related to the quality of food composition data reflect the dynamic changes in these areas while the emerging technologies create new opportunities. These challenges and the impact on food composition data for the Mediterranean region were reviewed during the NUTRIMAD 2018 congress of the Spanish Society for Community Nutrition. Data harmonization and standardization, data compilation and use, thesauri, food classification and description, and data exchange are some of the areas that require new approaches. Consistency in documentation, linking of information between datasets, food matching and capturing portion size information suggest the need for new automated tools. Research Infrastructures bring together key data and services. The delivery of sustainable networks and Research Infrastructures in food, nutrition and health will help to increase access to and effective use of food composition data. EuroFIR AISBL coordinates experts and national compilers and contributes to worldwide efforts aiming to produce and maintain high quality data and tools. A Mediterranean Network that shares high quality food composition data is vital for the development of ambitious common research and policy initiatives in support of the Mediterranean Diet. View Full-Text
Keywords: food composition data; food description; food matching; data quality; dietary assessment; research infrastructure food composition data; food description; food matching; data quality; dietary assessment; research infrastructure
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Kapsokefalou, M.; Roe, M.; Turrini, A.; Costa, H.S.; Martinez-Victoria, E.; Marletta, L.; Berry, R.; Finglas, P. Food Composition at Present: New Challenges. Nutrients 2019, 11, 1714.

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