Personal Schijf van Vijf – a bespoke diet plan
The new Schijf van Vijf is based on a set of reference diets for different groups in the population that provide them with all their nutritional needs. To be certain that the reference diets do indeed contain all the necessary nutrients they were assessed under a range of scenarios. The Optimeal® program ensured that the diets provide all the essential nutrients, taking into account specific needs and preferences.
A few examples of specific groups:
- Low carbohydrate
- Dutch cuisine
Optimeal® made it possible to calculate an appropriate dietary pattern for all these groups so soon after the publication of the Guidelines – a marvellous example of the broad applicability of Optimeal®. In fact, it would be possible to calculate reference diets for every individual based on their own needs and preferences..