There are many links between Covid-19 and the societal challenge that JPI HDHL adresses. Obesity and diet-related diseases appear to significantly increase the risks of Covid-19, while at the same time mandatory lockdowns have caused abrupt changes in people’s everyday behaviour. That is why JPI HDHL is organizing an online workshop about the link between food, nutrition, health and Covid-19 on June 17, 10.00-12.00 CET.
During the workshop we will look into the impact of Covid-19 measures on dietary behaviour and physical activity as well as on the clinical aspects, where we see a clear and concerning link between obesity (and diet-related disease) and the disease course of the Covid-19 infection. From both these angles, the relevance of finished and ongoing research funded by JPI HDHL will be highlighted, and key priorities for new research will be identified. The outcomes are meant to support policy makers, public and private funders and partnerships with future research investments.
Speakers and panel
The workshop will be facilitated by Edith Feskens, professor in global nutrition at the University of Wageningen and chair of the JPI HDHL Scientific Advisory Board. Christophe Matthys, associate professor in the nutrition and obesity unit of the University of Leuven, and Emely de Vet, professor in consumption and healthy lifestyles at the University of Wageningen, will provide plenary presentations, which will be followed by a panel discussion with the speakers, members from the JPI HDHL Scientific and Stakeholder Advisory and representatives from JPI HDHL projects, such as PEN, DEDIPAC, TransMic and EURODIET. Active audience participation is welcomed.
! PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED, YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THE WAITING LIST VIA THE REGISTRATION LINK BELOWPlease register for the workshop before 17.00 on June 16, by filling out the registration form.