The Czech Food and Drink Industry Federation (PK ČR) is involved in several international research projects, including the following specifically related to nutrition and health:
- NU-AGE (’New dietary strategies addressing the specific needs of elderly population for healthy ageing in Europe’) The 5-year NU-AGE project is focused on the designing of a new food pyramid for people over 65 years old. This is developed from food based dietary guidelines used in Europe, illustrating the proportions of different foods that should be included in a balanced diet.
- TeRiFiQ (Name of the project: Combining Technologies to achieve significant binary Reductions in Sodium, Fat and Sugar content in everyday foods)
TeRiFiQ aims to achieve significant binary reductions in sodium-fat and fat-sugar content of the most frequently consumed food products around Europe whilst at the same time ensuring the products’ nutritional and sensorial qualities, safety and affordability for both industry and consumers. The targeted foods are bakery products, cheeses, meat products and ready-to-eat meals.