31st December 2020*
Applicants should contact the primary supervisor, and submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) and Application as soon as possible.
*unless filled earlier
This project is to develop and substantiate the benefits of cereal and pulse grain based infant/toddler food through germination technology that protects infants/toddlers in developing countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka from infant/toddler malnutrition disorder (muscle wasting, stunted growth, pallor, lethargy, increased susceptibility to infection, and fatigue).
In 2016, the global infant/toddler food market is expected to rise by 9.3% and reach US$ 24.5 billion in revenues. The project addresses the issue of product development and infant/toddler nutrition with a view to increasing the nutritional quality and the retention of the nutritional properties of infant/toddler food, especially targeting infants/toddlers who are subjected to malnourishment because of the socioeconomic conditions of their country of birth. We propose a dietary approach of modifying the current infant/toddler food formulation which is generally dairy based to include cereal and pulse grain that will include a variety of nutritionally and health functional components:
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Applicants who require more information or are interested in this specific project should first contact the listed Supervisor. Information and guidance on the application process can be found on the Apply Now website.
Information about scholarships is available on the Scholarships webpage.
Please contact, John Bowman for further information.