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The project ‘Personalised dietary advice for human and planetary health’, that received seed funding from the working group Artificial Intelligence, has been granted a subsidy of 432k Euro by AgriFood. The team consists of Natal van Riel (TUe), Hanna Hauptman (UU), Lydia Afman and Anouk Gijbels (WUR).

There is an urgent need for smart strategies to promote healthier and more sustainable dietary choices for improved human and planetary health. Emerging evidence indicates that tailoring diets more to the individual is required for optimal health benefits. Importantly, personalisation of dietary advice has been shown to induce greater dietary changes than more generalised advice, and may therefore promote long-lasting behaviour change.


This project investigates what environmentally sustainable diet best suits an individual for improving personal health and well-being both short and long-term. The identification of what diet best suits an individual requires a short-term health effect marker. Novel technologies such as Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) sensors have enabled the assessment of short-term health effects of foods and meals based on post-meal glucose responses. Improving glucose responses via dietary modification may not only benefit (cardiometabolic) health and well-being, it may also support long-term behaviour change via increased vitality and well-being.

Read more about the project here.

Project team:

Natal van Riel – Eindhoven University of Technology
Hanna Hauptman – Utrecht University
Lydia Afman – Wageningen University & Research
Anouk Gijbels – Wageningen University & Research

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