January 1, 2011/Prepared FoodsMagazine -- During the Second World Congress of Public Health Nutrition held in Portugal, September 2010, several new and pending studies were presented that show clear evidence that poor nutrition is growing in affluent countries, despite widespread consumer access to nutritious foods and nutritional education campaigns, as reported on PreparedFoods.com. DSM organized a forum at the congress to discuss this critical health issue; it is an area where DSM has been active in developing a variety of nutritional products. Studies undertaken in a number of European countries and in North America reveal that adult intakes for a significant number of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, E, D and folate, are well below the recommended intakes. Soon to be published data from the HELENA study, which investigated the micronutrient status of European adolescents, also shows there is reason for concern amongst the younger generation. To see the complete version of this article, go to: http://bit.ly/ciTvlz