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Prof. Daniel Brasseur 
Hôpital Universitaire des Enfants 
Reine Fabiola (Huderf) 
Ave JJ Crocq 15 
B-1020 Brussels 
Belgium 
E-mail: 
daniel.brasseur@huderf.be

Sub-contractor
 
Til Richardsen 
R.D.E. software GmbH 
Dr. Max-Str. 14 
82031 Grünwald 
Germany 
Tel: + 49 89 64 18 04 26 
Fax: +49 89 6415272 
E-mail: 
Til.Richardsen@Dr-Schauerte.de

THE BELGIAN TEAM 
 
The Belgian team act as the Leader of Work Package 6 in charge of the co-ordination of all the five trial centres. In their own centre, they have to recruit a full group of infants (150 in Brussels, 150 in Liege and another 75 breastfed babies in each centre ) and they will be one of the centres working on a subset of babies for energy expenditure measurements in close collaboration with the UK partner in Cambridge (WP5). 
 
The group in Belgium consists of 2 separate teams, one working in Brussels (B), the other in Liège (L). Both teams have a similar composition, headed up by two senior paediatricians, D.Brasseur (B), J-P Langhendries (L), working full time in a hospital setting. Brasseur is at the University Children's Hospital Queen Fabiola, affiliated to the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and Langhendries is at the Clinic Saint Vincent in Rocourt (suburb of Liège) affiliated to the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL). Both hospitals have a maternity ward which sees about 1500 (B) and 2600 (L) deliveries a year. 
 
In each team, a junior paediatrician has been appointed for the full duration of the project. They will work half time, recruiting and following patients and families. Further, 2 junior dieticians are involved in the teams, on a half time basis. I. Thiébaut (B) and F. Martin (L) work under the supervision of a senior dietician (M-J Mozin), who is active at both centres. They have a major task in following diets, providing milks, collecting food surveys and transferring their dietetic calculations into a programme capturing and analysing the raw data. An IT specialist implements this conversion program transforming food items into nutrients using Food composition tables. This task is under responsibility of Mr. F. Neven working at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL). A secretary (D. Maes) (B) is also on duty to organise shipments of products (powder milks), samples, paper copies, to make appointments with the patients and their family, to help with meetings, to maintain contact with other study centres and to deal with the German sub-contractors (CRO) in Munich. In total, nine people are in some way involved in the EU Childhood Obesity Programme project.