Professor Inga Thórisdóttir received yesterday an honorary award for her research in the field of nutrition sciences from the Ása Gudmundsdóttir Wright Award Fund. The award was presented to Thórisdóttir at a festive ceremony at the National Museum of Iceland.
The National Museum of Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Thórisdóttir’s research have mainly focused on the nutrition of infants and school children, in addition to the nutrition of the elderly and ill, especially concerning proteins in the diet of senior citizens, mbl.is reports.
Thórisdóttir has also monitored the diet of pregnant women, especially in regards to the consumption of fish and fish liver oil and the influence of variable weight gaining during pregnancy.
Furthermore, Thórisdóttir has studied the consumption of vegetables, fruit and fish among young Icelanders and helped develop salutary products from milk and seafood.
For example, Thórisdóttir’s studies led to the production of Stodmjólk at the dairy MS on behalf of health authorities.
Stodmjólk is milk containing a higher level of iron than regular milk and is adapted to the nutrition needs of children from the age of six months to two years old and can be used after the breastfeeding period is over.