Danone Nutricia Campus makes nutrition and COVID-19 a focus with digital platform

By Will Chu

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Danone Nutricia is to make available the latest nutritional clinical research and insights as part of a new digital resource and training platform that is aimed at healthcare professionals.

The Danone Nutricia Campus is the not-for-profit foundation that aims to improve clinical practice and patient care by offering opportunities for ongoing education and access to expert opinion from specialists.

“We are incredibly proud to make available the resources of Danone Nutricia Campus to the healthcare community today,”​ says Katrien van Laere, VP of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Market Access for Specialized Nutrition at Danone.

“In a time that has placed unprecedented strain on healthcare systems, Nutricia is committed to supporting healthcare professionals in providing ever better care.

“We hope Danone Nutricia Campus will contribute to continued knowledge development and advancing insight in the field of nutrition and we thank the independent board members for their leadership in carrying it forward.”

COVID-19 interest

The Campus takes a timely allocation of resources to focus on COVID-19 with a range of webinars discussing nutritional interventions and approaches that may aid in the fight against the virus.

According to the Dutch-based Danone Nutricia, COVID-19 has ‘underlined the importance of healthcare professionals having quick access to independent, factual information at the touch of a button.’

“Besides finding the time to access the latest insights in nutrition research, one of the main challenges for healthcare professionals in digital medical education is accessing expert opinions from leading specialists in the field,”​ they say.

“Danone Nutricia Campus brings together both aspects, enabling easy access to the latest cutting-edge nutrition research and commentary from independent experts, making it simple for busy healthcare professionals with little time to update their knowledge.”

First 1000 days

Other topics of discussion covered by the Nutricia portfolio includes information on the first 1000 days, Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition, Early Alzheimer’s disease and nutritional demands of preterm infants.

The platform will be overseen by an independent board of the foundation made up of nutrition and health experts including Dr Hans van Goudoever from the Emma Children’s Hospital Amsterdam University Medical Centers and  Professor Yvan Vandenplas from University Hospital Brussels, Belgium.

The nutrition research and educational content on the platform will be curated by the foundation’s Scientific Board.

“I am excited to join the board of the foundation that will oversee Danone Nutricia Campus and work with the healthcare community to advance the field of nutrition and health,” ​comments Dr Hans van Goudoever.

“Ultimately our goal for the platform is to provide healthcare professionals with independent scientific information relevant to their practice that will contribute to better health outcomes and care.”

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