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Nutritional knowledge and food intakes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

30 June 2020

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency and recognised it as a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Authorities worldwide have responded to this crisis, with, among others, curfews, and stay-at-home orders, which may have altered individuals’ food intakes.
The present study aims to investigate the nutritional knowledge and food intakes of genotyped and non-genotyped individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Males and females
  • Age 18-65
  • Generally healthy
  • Having had DNA testing is an extra!

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Ethical approval

This research has received ethical approval by St. Mary’s Research Ethics Committee, 2020.

About the researcher

We are Angie and Gabriela, MSc students in Nutrition and Genetics at St Mary’s University Twickenham.
Our project supervisor is Dr Leta Pilic, Nutrition Lecturer, and we are located at St Mary’s University Twickenham, Faculty of Sport Health and Applied Science, Waldegrave road, TW1 4SX.

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