Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 11th European Nutrition and Dietetics Conference Melia Avenida America, Madrid, Spain.

Day 2 :

  • Track 05: Paediatric Nutrition Track 06: Nutrient in Cancer & Chronic diseases Track 07: Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation Track 08: Nutrition during Adolescence Track 09: Nutrition, Health and Aging Track 10: Nutrition and Psychology Track 11: Food and Nutrition Track 12: Nutrition Epidemiology Track 13: Current Research in Nutrition and Dietetics
Speaker
Biography:

Medical doctor specialised in Public Health, PhD in biostatistics and Pharm D, Pr Francois-André Allaert is strongly involved in the field of medical evaluation and especially in the evaluation of health claim. He is managing a human clinical center specifically approved  by French health authorities for food supplement and enriched food evaluation. He is also managing the chair for health claim medical evaluation at the burgundy university of Dijon. He is authors of more than 1500 scientific oral communications and publications among which 210 are pubmed referred.

 

Abstract:

Objective: According to European Commission Regulation No 432/2012, the incorporation into food   of minerals and oligo-elements which are officially linked to a health claim allows  also the “health claim” to the food. Nevertheless, their introduction into various  food matrices can potentially influence their effectiveness. The objective of this study was to confirm the effect on daily mood, stress and sleep of a daily intake of magnesium and B-vitamin enriched gingerbread for 3 weeks at the required quantities determined by EFSA ( 30% of RDAs).

Materials: Selection criteria: men or women, aged over 18 years and under 70 years of age, complaining of a mood or stress rated by an MSP-9 scale. Evaluation criteria: MSP-9, Brief Mood Introspection Scale (BMIS) and Spiegel scale for sleep. Daily data collection for 7 days before the consumption of gingerbread and during the last week of consumption on a  Smartphone CRF (NursTrial System).

Results: 185 persons aged 39 ± 12 years and mostly female were included in the study. The results show significant reductions in stress assessed by MSP-9, which significantly decreased from 42.6 ± 8.5 to 30.9 ± 8.4 (p <0.0001), a 26% improvement in BMIS-assessed mood from 38.6 6.6 to 47.2 ± 7.3 (p <0.0001), an improvement of 25% and quality of sleep evaluated by the Spiegel scale, which increased from 16.2 ± 3.5 to 19.3 ± 3.6 (p <0.0001) which corresponds to an improvement of 23% . 35.1% of the subject declared they were rather satisfied and 50.3% they  were satisfied or very satisfied.

Conclusion: These results confirm that at  the quantities required for EFSA health claims, the enrichment of a magnesium and B vitamin B of a gingerbread  allows significant improvements in mood, stress and sleep of the subjects.

 

Zhen-Yu Chen

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China

Title: Plasma Cholesterol, Heart Diseases and Functional Foods
Speaker
Biography:

Zhen-Yu CHEN is professor and Head of Graduate Division, School of Life Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chen’s research focuses on bioactivity of nutraceuticals, functional foods, fatty acids and cholesterol. Chen is the fellow of American Chemical Society-Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, and Royal Society of Chemistry. Chen received his Ph.D degree in 1989 from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Chen has published more than 230 original scientific papers. Chen is currently associate editor of Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. He is member of editorial boards including Journal of Functional Foods, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, and Food & Function. Chen has received several awards including the Advancement of Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Award by American Chemical Society, High Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award by Ministry of Education of China, and Research Excellence Award by The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Abstract:

Cholesterol is always an important issue because plasma total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) correlate strongly with the risk of coronary heart disease. Cholesterol homeostasis is maintained by a complex mechanism which involves the sterol absorption, anabolism, catabolism and excretion. Nutraceuticals and functional foods which lower plasma TC can affect the genes which regulate cholesterol homeostasis. In general, cholesterol-lowering functional foods and nutraceuticals can be classified into seven types namely intestinal Niemann-Pick C1 like 1 (NPC1L1) competitors, intestinal acyl-CoA: cholesterol acyltransferase 2 (ACAT2) inhibitors, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors, LDL receptor up-regulators, bile acid reabsorption inhibitors, cholesterol-7α-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) activators, and plasma cholesteryl ester transporting protein (CETP) inhibitors. This presentation will summarize our research, discuss recent research progress in the field, and explore the underlying mechanisms of these popular cholesterol-lowering nutraceuticals and functional foods.

Speaker
Biography:

Dr Theodora Mantzourani BSc, MD, MRCGP, MSc, DipNutMed is a GP Specialist in Endocrinology & Diabetes, Nutritional and Preventive Medicine. She is an expert in bioidentical hormones and their use in wellbeing, antiaging and cosmeceuticals. She has a special interest in obesity and obesity-related disease such as insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. She is an international speaker and a member of IFM and AAFARM. Scientific research: Reproductive Endocrinology. Her clinic is in London.

Abstract:

All dietary carbohydrates are converted into glucose after digestion. Carbohydrate digestion and absorption is a multistage process involving enzymes and transporter proteins. High Glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates are broken down fast during digestion and release glucose rapidly into the bloodstream; low GI carbohydrates are broken down more slowly and release glucose more gradually. High intake of carbohydrates especially those with high GI together with environmental factors contributes to obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

A new product (Tribitor®) was developed during animal and human studies. During OGTT animal studies performed in rats, different plant extracts were tested for their hypoglycemic effects and after performed comparisons, the plant extracts with the highest hypoglycemic capacities were included into combinations tested for best synergistic hypoglycemic effect. The combination of three extracts with the greatest ability to lower postprandial glycaemia was chosen for further testing in humans. Two randomized, double- blind, placebo controlled studies were performed to GCP standards to verify the hypoglycemic effects of Tribitor®. The effects of this preparation on blood glycaemia were monitored after consumption of different meals. Statistically significant reductions of glucose and insulin peak levels were observed, particularly during the first phase of the test. Reactive hypoglycemia events were observed significantly less frequently when Tribitor® was given before meals. It was also found in a follow-up study, that Tribitor® had the ability to lower the Glycemic Index of white bread.

In summary, Tribitor® is an innovative, patent-pending carbohydrate-blocking technology containing an optimum complex of three standardized plant extracts. Its clinically proven three-phase action reduces glucose and insulin peaks which, in turn, helps reduce the risk of obesity, insulin resistance and reactive hypoglycemia.

Speaker
Biography:

Vasant Hirani is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney. She is a qualified Dietitian, Nutritional Epidemiologist and Public Health Nutritionist, with a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology. Her primary research interests are focused on the area of ageing research including vitamin D epidemiology and the impact of vitamin D status on healthy ageing. Other research interests are in the field of population health and nutrition, including obesity, chronic disease, anthropometry such as demi-span, and mental health.

Abstract:

Statement of the Problem: Low vitamin D status and sarcopenia are important public health issues among older people due to their adverse impact on morbidity and mortality. A better understanding of the influence of vitamin D metabolites on muscle mass and strength is important clinically. The aims are explore the associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25D) and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25D) levels at baseline and incidence of sarcopenia over time in older Australian community-dwelling older men. Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: Men aged ≥70 years (2005-07) from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project were assessed at baseline (n=1705), two (n=1366) and five years (n=954). The main outcome measurement was the incidence of sarcopenia defined as appendicular lean mass adjusted for body mass index <0.789 and grip strength <26.0 kg. Serum 25D and 1,25D levels were measured at baseline by radioimmunoassay (Diasorin, Stillwater, MN, USA) and categorised into quartiles as predictor variables. Covariates included age, income, season of blood collection, physical activity, vitamin D supplement and medication use, measures of health, serum parathyroid hormone (PTH), and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Findings: The incidence of sarcopenia was 9.2 % in the men at the 2-year follow-up and 14.1% at the 5-year follow-up. Vitamin D levels in the lowest quartiles (25D<40nmol/l; 1,25D<62 pmol/l) were independently associated with the incidence of sarcopenia over 5 years after adjustment for potential confounders and covariates of clinical significance (25D: OR 2.52 (95% CI 1.13, 5.62) p=0.02; 1,25D: OR 2.70 (95%CI 1.29, 5.67) p=0.01). Conclusion & Significance: Low serum 1,25D and 25D concentrations at baseline are independently associated with the incidence of sarcopenia over the subsequent five years. Although our data do not prove any causal relationship, it is conceivable that maintaining vitamin D sufficiency may reduce the incidence of sarcopenia in ageing men. 

Speaker
Biography:

The research field of Dr. So-Young Park is natural product chemistry and development of functional food. She holds several patents regarding natural substances having potentials as anti-Alzheimer’s agents. She has worked on to discover natural products which inhibit beta-amyloid production or aggregation, and neuroinflammation. In addition, she expended her research interest to search natural products beneficial for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

Abstract:

The advancement of medicine has increased life expectancy, but people are more interested in extending healthy life instead of living unhealthy long life. Ageing increases the incidence of geriatric diseases including cardiovascular diseases, dementia, cataract and osteoarthritis. Among the diseases, bone-related disorders including fracture and osteoporosis affect adversely in the quality of life for old people. Therefore, it is necessary to develop natural substances promoting bone-health without side effects which could be used as food itself or functional food. In this study, we selected 13 natural resources, extracted them with 70% ethanol and boiling water (26 extracts), and tested them for the promoting effects on pre-osteoblastic cell (MC3T3-E1) differentiation using Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) assay. As the results, 4 extracts from grapes, ginseng, cranberry and roasted peanuts significantly increased the differentiation of pre-osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells in APL assay. Particularly, roasted peanuts exhibited the best activity on the differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells. The roasted peanut extract was partitioned based on solvent polarity to n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and water fractions, and these fractions were also applied to ALP assay. Ethyl acetate fraction the most efficiently induced the differentiation of MC3T3-E1 cells. Then, in order to figure out whether the one of the active compounds included in roasted peanuts is resveratrol, the presence of resveratrol in roasted peanuts were determined by TLC and HPLC. The results revealed that the active compounds in roasted peanuts were not resveratrol. Taken together, roasted peanuts might be beneficial for bone-health by promoting osteoblastic differentiation. Thus, the identification of active compounds other than resveratrol is under investigation. Furthermore, beneficial effects of roasted peanuts on osteoporosis is also under investigation with ovariectomized in vivo animal model.

Speaker
Biography:

Dr Kalpana  Bhaskaran  is the Domain  Lead, Applied  Nutrition  and Head, Glycemic Index Research Unit at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. She championed the design, planning and implementation  of Singapore’s and the region’s first accredited Glycemic Index Research Unit (GIRU). She is a qualified Nutritionist/Dietitian  w ith more than 20 years of experience in nutrition research, lecturing, project management  and consultancy  services.  She was aw arded the inaugural “Teaching Excellence Aw ard” f or outstanding lecturing, and pedagogy  in 2009 and National Day President’s  aw ard for Education in 2014. She regularly acts as a nutrition consultant to local and overseas food companies. She is currently  the collaborator  f or the study on “Investigation of prevalence, burden and risk f ac tors of obesity in schizophrenics”. She is also the Principal Investigator f or f our ongoing clinical trials in the area of Applied Nutrition. Sh e is the Spokesperson f or the Singapore Nutrition & Dietetics Association and the Vice-President of the Diabetes Society of Singapore.

Abstract:

atement of the Problem: As the rate of obesity increases in Singapore, f rom 6.9% in 2004 to 10.8% in the recent National Health Survey,  the message and ef f orts f or obesity prevention needs to be targeted at the younger generation. From Singapore’s National Nutrition Survey  2010, skipping  breakf ast and having meals aw ay f rom home w ere identif ied as potential risk f actors f or higher BMI observed in the population. The health status of children and adolescents are normally associated to their  dietary  practices  and lif estyle habits. Hence, this study   is  the first  in Singapore  w hich  aims  to  look  at  breakf ast consumption  habits, supplement intake  and  physical  activity  habits among children and adolescents  aged 6 to 17 years old in Singapore. Methodology   &  Theoretical  Orientation:   The  study  w as conducted among  500  Singapore  residents  aged  betw een  6  to  17 years  old. Multistage  sampling  method  based on  ethnicity,  age  category  and gender w as used. Subjects betw een 6 to 12 years old w ere categorised as “children” and 13 to 17 years old w ere considered “adolescents”.

A   survey  questionnaire  w as  designed  to  capture  inf ormation  on demographic prof ile, socioeconomic data, breakf ast habits, supplement intake   and   physical activity   among  other   inf ormation.   Findings: Adolescents  did not consume breakf ast as regular ly as compared to children.  Only 22% of 10 to 11 years aged schoolc hildren consumed breakf ast on a daily basis. This could be supported by the observation that  a  substantial  number  of  them consumed  breakf ast  on-to-go. Signif icantly  more  adolescents  reported  not  f eeling  any dif f erence despite not consuming breakf ast. Thirty-nine per cent (39.0%) of the children w ere supplement users and Vitamin C w as the most commonly consumed  supplement.   Based  on a weekly  average,  adolescents exercised  longer  (49 minutes) as compared to children (44 minutes). Conclusion   &  Signif icance:  Breakf ast  consumption  habit  w as  not associated  w ith  gender  or  ethnicity  in  this  study,  but  signif icantly associated w ith age group. Children consumed breakf ast more regularly than adolescents. There w as no signif icant association betw een BMI categories   w ith  breakf ast  consumption habits  among  adolescents. How ever, among the children,  more skippers  than regular breakf ast eaters  w ere “overw eight/severely overweight”.  The amount  of time children and adolescents spent on physical activity w as still below the recommendation    by   the   Health   Promotion   Board   of   Singapore.

Speaker
Biography:

Medical doctor specialised in Public Health, PhD in biostatistics and Pharm D, Pr Francois-André Allaert is strongly involved in the field of medical evaluation and especially in the evaluation of health claim. He is managing a human clinical center specifically approved  by French health authorities for food supplement and enriched food evaluation. He is also managing the chair for health claim medical evaluation at the burgundy university of Dijon. He is authors of more than 1500 scientific oral communications and publications among which 210 are pubmed referred.

Abstract:

Study context:. Hypertensive patients have difficulties to reduce salt intake and one new strategy is not only to reduce the salt quantity but also its hypertensive toxicity.

Main objective:  The main objective was to compare the decrease of the high blood pressure (HBP) parameter with Symbiosal (NaCl + Chitosan 3%)  and  with NaCl during the diet and lifestyle improvement period before an eventual antihypertensive treatment

Study design: Double blind, randomized, cross over, controlled clinical trial of Symbiosal  (NaCl + Chitosan 3%) vs NaCl on two groups of 20 patients during two periods of 8 weeks. Inclusion criteria: Men and women older than 18 years presenting a mild hypertension defined by a SBP between 140-159 mmHg and a DBP between 90-99 mmHg g and  having never been treated with an antihypertensive drug.

Results: 40 patients were included and the effect of  Symbiosal appeared as soon as the first period of the cross over showing  a decrease of the SBP  from 149.2 ± 4.9mmHg  to 136.1 ± 9.5 mmHg in patients for which Symbosial was available (decrease of 13.1 ± 10.8 mmHg)  versus a decrease from 149.7 ± 4.6 mmHg  to 142.9 ± 7.7mmHg  in patients eating traditional NaCl (decrease of 6.8 ± 7.5mmHg)  (p=0.0404). Similar results were observed with DBP  with a decrease of  11.2 ± 7.4mmHg  vs 7.0 ± 8.0mmHg (p=0.0560). HBP  was controlled (SBP<= 140 and DBP<=90) in respectively 76.2% (16/21) vs 36.8% (7/19)% (p:0.0119). The cross over analysis on the two periods confirmed the results. The salt intake was relatively moderate in both groups: 2.9 ± 1 g/d vs  3.0 ± 1.5 g/d ( p: 0.9412 NS).Conclusion. Switching traditional NaCl by Symbiosal significantly contributes to  a better control of hypertension in association to the lifestyle and diet recommendations and may delay the prescription of antihypertensive drugs.

Speaker
Biography:

Jin-Taek Hwang is a scientist in the field of functional food research. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Kyung Hee University. He is currently working in the Korea Food Research Institute. Current efforts are focused on identifying the active compounds against metabolic syndrome. Dr. Hwang is also interested in the study of nutritional epigenetics.

Abstract:

In the present study, we evaluated the anti-obesity effect of Anacardic acid, a phenolic lipid found in cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale) and elucidated the underlying mechanisms focused on the epigenetic enzymes. We sought to investigate the effect of Anacardic acid on 3T3-L1 adipocyte differentiation. Oil-red O staining revealed that Anacardic acid reduced MDI-stimulated lipid accumulation in 3T3-L1 cells, in the absence of observable cytotoxicity. Western blot analysis showed that Fatty acid synthase (FAS) and Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPARg) expressions were significantly increased by 7 days in MDI-stimulated 3T3-L1 cells, whereas treatment of Anacardic acid markedly decreased the MDI-stimulated FAS and PPARg expressions. In addition, total lysine acetylations were significantly enhanced in MDI-stimulated 3T3-L1 cells, and were decreased by Anacardic acid. Interestingly, histone H3K9 acetylation, an epigenetic modification marker was significantly increased by 7 days in MDI-stimulated 3T3-L1 cells, whereas treatment of Anacardic acid markedly decreased the MDI-stimulated Histone H3K9 acetylation. Taken together, these results suggest that Anacardic acid inhibits the MDI-stimulated adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1, and may involve the targeting of histone H3K 9 acetylation.

Speaker
Biography:

Davoud Shojaeizadeh is full Professor of health education and health promotion. He is faculty member of school of public health , Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He is teaching  health education, health promotion , health communication and healthy  behavior psychology. He has published more than 30 books and more than 50 articles.

Abstract:

Background: Nutrition and medical care prevents the incidence and increase of complications in patients with diabetes. There are controversial believes about the effect of education on the knowledge, attitude and practice of patients with type 2 diabetes. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of education on knowledge, attitude and nutritional behavior of type m2 diabetic patients.

Methods: In an interventional study, 80 patients with type 2 diabetes were selected from the Tehran clinic, Iran and allocated randomly in two intervention and control groups. Data collection was conducted before and 3 months after the intervention using a questionnaire including two sections: demographic information and questions assessing the knowledge, attitude and nutritional behavior.  The intervention was nutritional care education during two group discussion-based session in 30 minutes and by a two week interval.

Results: After the educational program, knowledge increased significantly in both intervention and control groups which was probably due to the routine education program in that center. But significant increase in attitude and behavior was only observed in the intervention group.

Conclusion: Appropriate educational programs should be performed in type 2 diabetes clinics to promote attitude and behavior as well as knowledge of patients.   

Speaker
Biography:

Ana Gabriella Pereira Alves is a nutritionist graduated from the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil. Completed master’s degree in Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine/Federal University of Goiás, Brazil) and is currently a PhD student in the same program. Concluded a postgraduate in Sports Nutrition and is a postgraduate student in Functional Clinical Nutrition. Co-author of two book chapters, related to Sports Nutrition, and is anthropometrist ISAK Level 1. Member of the Laboratory of Physiology, Nutrition and Health (Faculty of Physical Education and Dance/Federal University of Goiás, Brazil).

Abstract:

Statement of the problem: Obesity, especially abdominal, is one of the major public health problems in the world. In this regard, studies have observed protective effects of some nutrients on obesity, including calcium, due to its supposed action in the regulation of lipid metabolism in adipocytes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between calcium intake and abdominal obesity in Brazilian adults. Methodology: this cross- sectional study was developed in March 2016 with 31
subjects from Santo Antônio de Goiás, Central-West region of Brazil. The waist circumference (WC) was measured    with    anthropometric    inextensible    tape (Sanny®, São Paulo, Brazil) at the midpoint between the lowest rib and the iliac crest. Women with WC ≥ 80cm and men with WC ≥ 94cm were classified with increased WC. To obtain average calcium intake, three 24-hour dietary recalls were collected on non-consecutive days, including one day of the weekend. Student’s t-test for independent samples was used to evaluate the difference in calcium intake between adults with adequate and increased WC. Binary logistic regression was used to analyze the association between WC and calcium intake. P values <0.05 were considered significant. This research was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of Federal University of Goiás, Brazil. Findings: Of the 31 participants, 96.8% were female and the mean age was 41.39 (± 11,36) years. There was a higher calcium intake among subjects with adequate WC (p = 0.002) (Table 1). In addition, the lower is the calcium intake, higher is the chance of having increased WC (p= 0.022) (Table 2). Conclusion:   Considering   the   association   between calcium intake and waist circumference, the consumption of foods rich in this mineral needs to be encouraged, which may contribute to reduce public health problems like obesity and associated morbidities.
 

Semsi Gul Yılmaz

Ankara University, Turkey

Title: Caffeine and Health
Speaker
Biography:

Semsi Gul Yilmaz was born on February 6, 1993, in Konya, Turkey. In 2014, she has completed from Gazi University’s Department of Nutrition and Dietetics in Ankara after graduating from primary school and high school in Konya. She is doing her Master's degree in Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Ankara University in 2015. Also, she is a Research Assistant  at the same university. She is interested in obesity, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, genotoxicity

Abstract:

Many foods and drinks contain caffeine (1, 2, 7 trimethylxanthine) as purine alkaloids. On beside of coffee, caffeine can also be taken from drinks such as tea, cola, cocoa and energy drinks. Furthermore caffeine is part of frequently used drugs such as flue medicines, painkillers, slimming pills and stimulating drugs. Caffeine has effects on the body such as staying awake, reducing physical fatigue, increasing performance, increasing attention due to its stimulating properties, Recent studies on caffeine have found that this substance has many effects on the heart and circulatory system, respiratory system and endocrine system as well as the central nervous system. The stimulating effect of caffeine on the specific nervous system makes individuals more vigilant and alerted to the effects on the cardiovascular system as well as accelerating heart rate and vasodilatation by expanding blood vessels. It is very important stimulating particle as it is found that it results in many complications, such as; insomnia, headache, impaired concentration, rise in heart rate and blood pressure, stomach problems, spontaneous abortions in pregnant women, babies with low birth weight, the diuretic effect. Depending on high dose caffeine consumption (400 mg/kg/day) it also adversely affects bone health and increases the risk of post-menopausal osteoporosis. On the other hand, it is shown that caffeine consumed in appropriate levels positively effects human health. Caffeine alleviates the physical and mental fatigue and thus increases work capacity. It increases alertness and mindfulness and in some cases, it eases headache and migraine pains. Therefore, caffeine is one of the most researched and discussed molecules of recent times.

Biography:

Çaglar Akçalı has completed her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetic from Ege University. She is doing her Master’s degree in Department of Nutrition and Dietetic at Ankara Univesity. Also, she is a Research Assistant at the same university.

Abstract:

Essential subject taking place within the education process of students of nutrition and dietetics who are responsible for the regulation of nutrition of whole society and trainings in this issue is on bodily use of nutritional elements and disease relations. The aim of this study is to figure out to what extent effects of micronutrients on nutrition and human health is known by especially students of nutrition and dietetics who lead the society in terms of nutrition. This study has been conducted with 168 (157 females and 11 males) undergraduate students in 3th and 4th grade of Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of two universities. In the study, micronutrient knowledge of students has been investigated. A questionnaire form with 33 questions has been used in the study. 1 and 0 points have been given to each true, false and neutral responses respectively. In total, minimum 0 and maximum 33 points can be obtained. In all statistical tests, significance level has been accepted as p <0.05. Any significant difference has not been found between average knowledge points and gender, age, grade and university (p >0.05). It has been figured out that average knowledge point of students is 19. This study has an importance in terms of determining the knowledge level of students of nutrition and dietetics who have a vital role in protection of community health about micronutrient resources, its recommended doses, health problems as a result of inadequate or high intakes. As a result of the study, knowledge level of the ones who have taken education in this issue is moderate. Following the current guides may be helpful for the students to keep their knowledge updated.