MooDFOOD (WC2014-001)

Methods

Starting date: 01/01/2014

 

 

WP1:

Bi-directional link of food intake, nutrients and obesity with depression: observational evidence

WP Leader:

 

VU University-Vumc, Netherlands

       

 

Main Objectives:

  • To determine the bi-directional relation of food intake with (change in) depressive symptoms and incident clinical depression.
  • To determine the bi-directional relation between nutrient status and (change in) depressive symptoms and incident clinical depression.
  • To determine the bi-directional relation between obesity and (change in) depressive symptoms and incident clinical depression.
  • To unravel the psychological, lifestyle, and environmental mechanisms underlying the above associations.

Main Deliverables:

  • Reports on the observational relation of food intake, nutrient status and obesity with depression

 

 

WP2:

Bidirectional link of food behaviour with depression: observational and experimental evidence

WP Leader:

 

Aarhus University, Denmark

       

 

Main Objectives:

  • To determine the relation between food-related behaviour and depressive symptoms in random sample.
  • To determine the relation between food-related behaviour and depressive symptoms in individuals who have been diagnosed as having depression.
  • To determine the factors that have an impact on feasibility and ease of changes in food-related behaviours and whether the perceived ease is related to depressive symptoms.
  • To develop a check-list method to assess the perceived easiness of behaviour changes required to decrease the depressive symptoms in interventions and counselling.

Main Deliverables:

  • Reports on the observational relationship of food-related behaviour with depression.
  • Reports on feasibility of food-related behaviour changes and method to assess feasibility

 

 

 

WP3:

 

 

  Feasibility of nutritional strategies to prevent depression: trial evidence

WP Leader:

 University of the Balearic Islands , Spain

       

 

Main Objectives:

  • To prepare the multi-country prevention trial on nutritional strategies to prevent depression.
  • To recruit subjects for the multi-country prevention trial on nutritional strategies to prevent depression.
  • To execute the multi-country prevention trial on nutritional strategies to prevent depression.
  • To collect data of the multi-country prevention trial on nutritional strategies to prevent depression.
  • To determine the feasibility of the nutritional strategies.

Main Deliverables:

  • Report on the overall design of the prevention trial
  • Report on the feasibility of nutritional strategies for the prevention of depression

 

 

WP4:

Effectiveness and sustainability of nutritional strategies to prevent depression: trial evidence

WP Leader:

 

GGZ InGeest , Netherlands

       

 

Main Objectives:

  • To develop a procedure for data-delivery, aggregation and integration of nationally collected data in the multi-country randomized controlled prevention trial.
  • To set up a web-based infrastructure for collection, storage and issuing of the trial data.
  • To determine the effectiveness of the nutritional strategies in preventing depression.
  • To determine the impact of nutritional strategies on sustainability and other identified secondary outcomes.
  • To determine psychological and socio-environmental factors that mediate and/or moderate the effect of nutritional strategies in preventing depression.

Main Deliverables:

  • Data catalogue and codebook about prevention trial data
  • Reports on the effectiveness and sustainability of nutritional strategies for the prevention of depression and mediating/moderating pathways
  • Report on defined secondary outcomes of nutritional strategies for the prevention of depression

 

 

WP5:

Integration of science and development of nutritional strategies for prevention of depression

WP Leader:

 

EFICOM, France

       

 

main Objectives:

  • To integrate the obtained scientific knowledge from the conducted observational studies, short-term experiments and long-term intervention study.
  • To develop evidence-based optimal nutritional strategies for the prevention depression, using direct input from stakeholders and taking demographic trends and sustainability issues into account.

main Deliverables:

  • Report on evidence-based, feasible, effective and sustainable nutritional strategies for the prevention of depression

 

 

WP6:

Dissemination of nutritional strategies to prevent depression

WP Leader:

European Association for the Study of Obesity, UK

       

 

Main Objectives:

  • To produce and disseminate information on MooDFOOD, its objectives, research approaches and results to the project’s target audiences: the scientific community, media, general public, policy makers, health professionals and relevant scientific societies, relevant industries (including SMEs), consumer organisations. Focus will be on both European and International dissemination.
  • To develop a strategy for the translation of the scientific outputs and results into practical tools (guidelines, policy documents, research methods etc.) to prevent depression through nutritional strategies.
  • To promote the use of project results and implementation tools by European and International stakeholders and target groups.

Main Deliverables:

  • Interim workshops at international congresses
  • Guidelines and practical tools to prevent depression using nutritional strategies
  • Classical and Online dissemination
  • Final project workshop and webinar
  • Scientific summary paper

 

WP7:                 Project management and coordination

WP Leader:      VU University-Vumc, Netherlands

Main Objectives:

  • To ensure timely implementation of the consortium in conformity with the EC contract and the consortium agreement and a successful meeting of all aims
  • To create a collaborative working platform for use in all work packages
  • To ensure high quality work by partners and excellence in science

Main Deliverables:

  • Periodic and final reports