Joint Programming Initiative A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL)
- Published: 09 April 2013
The Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” has proclaimed an overly ambitious vision:
“By 2030 all Europeans will have the motivation, ability and opportunity to consume a healthy diet from a variety of foods and have healthy levels of physical activity, and that the incidence of diet-related diseases will have decreased significantly.”
Food production, human nutrition and the incidence of diet-related diseases are becoming increasingly important in our rapidly changing scientific, economic and societal environments. High quality diets and proper physical activity are the most critical determinants in human health and for the quality of life in an ageing society.
The JPI HDHL aims to coordinate research on the impact of diet and lifestyles on health, significantly contributing to the construction of a fully operational European Research Area for the prevention of diet-related diseases and strengthening the leadership and competitiveness of research activities in this field.
New members Stakeholder Advisory Board JPI HDHL
- Published: 17 September 2014
Two new organizations have joined the Stakeholder Advisory Board (SHAB) of the JPI HDHL. The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the European Technology Platform (ETP) "Plants for the Future".
EUPHA was founded in 1992 as an umbrella organization in Europe for public health associations and institutes, in Europe. It nowadays collects 71 members from 40 countries. ETP Plants is a stakeholder forum for the plant sector with members from industry, academia and the farming community. ETP Plans has set a European vision for 2025 regarding plant genomics and biotechnology and developed a Strategic Research Agenda to support fulfilling this vision.
With these two new members, the Stakeholder Advisory Board is back at full strength with 15 active stakeholder organisations advising the JPI HDHL on its activities.
Foresight workshop in Berlin
- Published: 17 September 2014
On 2nd September 2014, a foresight workshop took place in Berlin. The interactive forward-looking event, bringing together members and representatives of various European research organisations and stakeholders, strived to identify future key challenges and opportunities in the area of nutrition, diet and health for the upcoming 10 years.
Based on future challenges and opportunities, identified a previous foresight workshop as well as gathered during the morning session of the current workshop, the participants focussed on which research questions and policy measures are needed to address these challenges and opportunities. In the coming weeks, a report on the foresight event will be published on the JPI HDHL website. The Foresight team of JPI HDHL will process the outcomes of the workshop together with the previous published report on excising foresight studies in the area of JPI HDHL into a final publication. This publication will serve as one of the inputs to review and update the current Strategic Research Agenda of the JPI HDHL. The final foresight publication is due to be ready in December 2014. Please click here for more documentation (e.g. presentation) on the foresight workshop.
Update Joint Action: Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health (BioNH)
- Published: 29 August 2014
Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health (BioNH) is the third Joint Action of the JPI HDHL. The main objective of BioNH is to support interdisciplinary research and innovative approaches for the validation of biomarkers and the investigation of intake/exposure and nutritional status of biomarkers within nutrition and health. 20 joint transnational research proposals were submitted by researchers from 13 JPI HDHL member states. Currently, 20 reviewers are performing a written evaluation of the proposals. Furthermore, a selection of 7 reviewers will be convened during a review panel meeting taking place on the 25th and the 26th of September in Paris, France.
For more information see the BioNH Factsheet Research Area 2: Diet and food production