Dietary peculiarities of MCI students

Conducting a survey among MCI students to help those affected by digestive problems to achieve a symptom-free daily life

This project is about working together with the start-up myFODMAP to help people with digestive problems and irritable bowel syndrome live a healthy and symptom-free life. The project work and survey are intended to serve as a basis for the development of suitable products and services for MCI students.

The survey among MCI students revealed the following: The Low-FODMAP diet as a solution for irritable bowel syndrome and digestive problems, and as the basis for the business model of myFODMAP, is still relatively unknown. The labels Vegetarian, Vegan, and High Protein are popular and frequently considered when shopping. More than 40% report suffering from digestive problems themselves, and 70% know affected individuals in their social circle. Significantly more women than men suffer from digestive issues. Positive wording on food labels is preferred. Most respondents believe that there should be a wider range of options for people with digestive problems.

Team Photo

Team Photo

Fact Box
  • Study Program: Non-profit, Social & Health Care Management
  • Team: Sabrina Steiner, Linda Schultes, Carolin Tarazewicz
  • Supervisor(s): FH-Prof. Dr. Nils Mevenkamp, FH-Prof. Dr. Wei Manske-Wang, Mag. Jolanda Baur
  • Partner Organisation: Management Center Innsbruck und myFODMAP
  • Year project was carried out: 2023

Partner Statement
“Thanks to the excellent cooperation with the students, trend-setting knowledge for the creation of a suitable offering for people with dietary peculiarities have been gained. Through their commitment, interest, and professionalism in implementing the project, the students were able to create significant added value for the further development of myFODMAP and, consequently, for people with digestive problems.” – Susanne Schwarzl, Founder of myFODMAP

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