Prof. Edith Feskens has been appointed as vice chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of JPI HDHL. She takes over the role of Prof. Helen Roche, who has been elected as the chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, summer 2015.

The JPI HDHL is deeply saddened to report that our esteemed Scientific Advisory Board member Dr.Jean Fioramonti passed away. Dr. Jean Fioramonti became a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the JPI HDHL in May 2013. He represented the 3rd research area called ‘Diet-related Chronic Diseases’.

The Knowledge Hub on the Determinants of diet and physical activity– a Joint Action launched by JPI HDHL – has another paper published on an international journal, based on work in Work Package 1.2 “Assessment and harmonization of assessment of physical activity and sedentary behaviours”

The upcoming Policy Insight debate "Working towards a sustainable food system" will be held on Tuesday, 17 November, from 17.30 to 19.00 in Brussels. 

Under discussion:

Providing enough food in a sustainable manner to a growing, more affluent and increasingly urban world is an over-arching global challenge. Farmers produce enough calories to feed everyone but access to food is uneven, largely due to extreme poverty.

TeRiFiQ aims to achieve significant binary reductions in sodium-fat and fat-sugar content of the most frequently consumed food products around Europe whilst at the same time ensuring the products' nutritional and sensorial qualities, safety and affordability for both industry and consumers.

The Annual event 2015 of the PLATFORM of bioeconomy ERA-NET Actions will address core topics, such as alignment and impact. Interactively the participants from ERANETs and JPIs will look into collaborations needs and interactions.

The paper is one of the results of the Grand Debate on Nutrition Security in the pavilion of the European Commission at the EXPO 2015 in Milan. The objective of the paper is to serve as the FACCE-JPI and JPI HDHL contribution towards an European Strategy on FNS and to identify priority joint actions that the both JPIs can develop collaboratively.

The Scientific Advisory Board of JPI HDHL has a new chair and welcomes six new SAB members Prof. Hannelore Daniels held her valedictory at the third international conference of JPI HDHL. Prof. Hannelore Daniels has been the chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of JPI HDHL since its start.

Due to organizational activities the call secretariat of the Joint Action Intestinal Microbiomics is not reachable on Tuesday the 1st of September. Therefore the deadline to submit full proposals of the Joint Action Intestinal Microbiomics will be postponed with one day. The new deadline to submit full proposals is Wednesday the 2nd of September 16.00 CET.

The 12th FENS European Nutrition Conference 2015 will be organized around 5 major topics presented in parallel scientific sessions.These will be conducted by various organizers, reaching from the scientific committee of the FENS Conference and the National Nutrition Societies to a range of other nutrition related organizations and expert groups.