The Joint Programming Initiative a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life welcomed about 240 people to its 5th international conference on the 20th of February 2019 in Bozar, Brussels. The participants represented a wide variety of stakeholders in the area of food, nutrition and health and came together to discuss the state of the art in the field of JPI HDHL and look towards the future. The report and presentations of the conference are now available on the conference website.
Countries can now join FIT4FOOD2030 by running a policy lab. In the policy labs, European countries and regions aim to maximise the impact of Research and Innovation on future-proofing their food system. We are offering three to five more countries or regions this exciting possibility. Countries are asked to indicate their interest by February 18. The deadline for submitting the letters of commitment is March 4th 2019.
The JPI HDHL has launched in February 2019 “METADIS”, a third call organized under the umbrella of the ERA HDHL-INTIMIC in order to promote collaborative international research on nutrition and health. In agreement with the missions of the ERA-Net, the METADIS call focused on the impact of diet, food components and food processing on body weight regulation and related metabolic diseases. Moreover, each submitted project should present one or more dedicated actions intended to promote the career development of the early career scientists (PhD, Post-doc) involved in the proposed project.
Eleven countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden) and 13 funding agencies has supported this initiative.
39 over the 42 pre-proposals submitted by 2nd April 2019 were considered eligible and were sent to the evaluation by an international panel of scientific experts. Selection of pre-proposals to be admitted to the second step is expected by 28th May.
More information and call documents are available online at the following link: https://healthydietforhealthylife.eu/index.php/open-calls/metadis
The JPI HDHL with JPI OCEANS and FACCE-JPI partners are pleased to announce the launch of the ERA –HDHL 3rd Joint Funding Action (JFA) "Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security".
This new joint initiative of JPI HDHL, JPI OCEANS and FACCE-JPI aim to establish a Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security and to provide the unique possibility to connect researchers with other existing initiatives and relevant stakeholders in the Food and Nutrition Security research area. The Knowledge Hub is implemented under the umbrella of ERA-HDHL, the JPI HDHL 1st ERA-Net Cofund.
Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed as more than 3 billion people are under- or overnourished, and food production is exceeding planetary boundaries – driving climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. To meet this challenge, dietary changes must be combined with improved food production and reduced food waste. Moving to this new dietary pattern will require global consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar to decrease by about 50%, while consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables, and legumes must double.