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About OPUS

The main objective of the OPUS project, 'Optimal well-being, development and health for Danish children through a healthy New Nordic Diet', is to establish a multi-disciplinary research centre to develop a healthy and palatable new food and eating concept "The New Nordic Diet", and to examine how such a diet can affect mental and physical health.

The project shall ensure the scientific foundation for a healthier life style for future generations with a regional based diet and food culture.

The research centre will furthermore aim to disseminate this knowledge to the Danish population and thus create the foundation for a changed behaviour through schools and institutions amongst others.

Divided into several Work packages

OPUS is divided in so-called Work packages with specific areas of focus:

OPUS Centre

The OPUS Centre is situated at SCIENCE - The Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen. The centre is headed by professor Arne Astrup.


The OPUS centre has received a donation of DKK 100 million from the Nordea Foundation.