About the Authors

Carl Lachat

Affiliations Nutrition and Child Health Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Stephen Otchere

Affiliation Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Dominique Roberfroid

Affiliation Nutrition and Child Health Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Abubakari Abdulai

Affiliation Community Nutrition Department, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana

Florencia Maria Aguirre Seret

Affiliation International Diabetes Federation, Brussels, Belgium

Jelena Milesevic

Affiliation Centre of Research Excellence in Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute for Medical Research, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Godfrey Xuereb

Affiliation Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, Surveillance and Population-Based Prevention Unit, Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Vanessa Candeias

Affiliation Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, Surveillance and Population-Based Prevention Unit, Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Patrick Kolsteren

pkolsteren@itg.be

Affiliations Nutrition and Child Health Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The authors alone are responsible for the views expressed in this article and they do not necessarily represent the views, decisions, or policies of the institutions with which they are affiliated.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL PK. Analyzed the data: CL SO VC FMAS AA JM. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CL. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AA CL DR FMAS GX JM PK SO VC. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AA CL DR FMAS GX JM PK SO VC. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AA CL DR FMAS GX JM PK SO VC.