The NUTRISHIELD project at the European Researchers' Night 2021
On Friday September 24th, the NUTRISHIELD project got involved in the European Researchers' Night 2021 which aims to bring research and researchers closer to the public (especially to young people) so that they can learn about their work and showcase the benefits it brings to society. The Health Research Institute La Fe in Valencia (Spain) invited families from the neighbourhood, to enjoy several workshops and lectures prepared by different departments.
With help of an incubator, baby dolls, and laboratory tools, the HULAFE team presented the NUTRISHIELD case study II. They explained the special needs regarding nutrition of preterm infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit and highlighted the importance of human milk feeding. Children had the opportunity to practice sample collection and storage of biological samples analysed within the study and got familiar with standard operational procedures currently carried out by clinical staff and researchers involved in the project. An ideal opportunity to see science and society shaking hands for a better future for infant nutrition!