Harokopio University

Greece

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Harokopio University in Athens, Greece, (HUA) consists of four departments; one of which is the Department of Science of Nutrition and Dietetics. This department was officially founded in 1992 as Department of Dietetics.

It first opened in 1994 and was renamed Department of Science of Nutrition -Dietetics in 1999. The aim of the undergraduate programme is to improve health through research, teaching and leadership in human nutrition including basic nutritional sciences and clinical, socio-cultural and community aspects of nutrition.

Since 2000 the Department has run a Programme of Postgraduate Studies in Applied Dietetics and Nutrition. It also seeks to provide students with the ability to succeed in a wide variety of employment settings such as hospitals, health care facilities, food and nutrition related industries, catering, community and public health facilities, research centers, government agencies, secondary and higher education, sports clubs and private practices and offers a solid academic background in nutrition and dietetics through rigorous, science-based coursework.

Harokopio University is involved in Food4Me's work on business and value creation models, consumer attitudes to personalised nutrition and the internet-based proof of principle study. The principal investigator of the group from Harokopio University that is involved in Food4Me is Dr. Yannis Manios, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Assessment and Nutrition Education.

Yannis Manios and his group have also been involved in the FP5-programme 'PHYTOHEALTH', in the FP6-programme 'HELENA', in the FP7-programmes 'ENERGY', HabEat', and 'Full4Health'. Furthermore, Yannis Manios is the coordinator of the FP7-programme 'ToyBox'.

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The Researchers

 Meet the Harokopio University scientists involved in the Food4Me proof of principle study.


Dr Yannis Manios

yannisYannis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens. The focus of his research interests over the past 20 years is in the nutritional assessment as well as the development and implementation of interventions primarily focused on the prevention or treatment of obesity, cardiometabolic diseases and osteoporosis. Since 2001 he is actively involved as a Principal Investigator in ╬Łational and European programmes such as FP5: PHYTOHEALTH, FP6: HELENA, FP7: ENERGY, HabEat, Full4Health, Food4Me, while currently is the coordinator for the ToyBox-study (FP7).

Role and responsibility in Food4Me

 Coordinator of Harokopio's University research team in the implementation of the proof of principle study conducted in Greece.


George Moschonis

georgeGeorge works in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of Harokopio University as a research associate for the Food4Me project. He has a Master degree in "Clinical Nutrition" and he is a PhD candidate of the department. His PhD thesis focuses on the identification from a wide range of perinatal, behavioural, anthropometric, genetic and biochemical indices those that are independently and strongly associated with childhood obesity, related comorbidities (e.g. metabolic syndrome) and nutritional insufficiencies (e.g. iron and vitamin D insufficiency).

In addition to Food4Me George also works in other three FP7 projects, namely HabEat, ToyBox and ENERGY, which focus on the investigation of factors that determine dietary and physical activity patterns in both infants and children and on the design and implementation of appropriate nutritional family-involved or school-based interventions.

Role and responsibility in Food4Me

Nutritionist responsible for supporting with appropriate nutritional advice the participants of the proof of principle study conducted in Greece.


Christina Mavrogianni

christinaChristina works in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of Harokopio University as a research associate for the Food4Me project. She is a Dietician-Nutritionist with a Master degree in "Clinical Nutrition" from the Harokopio University. In addition to Food4Me, Christina also works in three FP7 projects, namely HabEat, ToyBox and ENERGY. Her research interests are focused in the prevention and treatment of obesity and other chronic diseases in children and adults.

Role and responsibility in Food4Me

Nutritionist responsible for supporting with appropriate nutritional advice the participants of the proof of principle study conducted in Greece.


 

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