The Danish dairy producer, SKEE IS, and a pool of scientists, hospitals and nursing homes, have elaborated an ice-cream for the dietary management of people who suffer unintended severe weight loss.
The ice cream has been approved by the Danish and Norwegian Health Boards as food for Special Medical Purposes, for use under medical supervision.
It is intended, for, for instance, elderly people or people under treatment for cancer or who are otherwise unable to meet their nutritional requirements (the protein-enriched ice cream can not be used as a sole source of nutrition).
It is offered today to patients in many hospitals in Denmark where it is also prescribed by General Practitioners and sold at pharmacies.
According to Jørgen Nielsen, CEO of SKEE IS, it will soon be available in the other Scandinavian countries.