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The 5th international conference of the

Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’

on February 20, 2019 in Brussels

The 5th international conference of the Joint Programming Initiative
‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’

The 5th international conference of the Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ will take place on February 20, 2019 in Brussels. We are inviting a wide variety of stakeholders from the area of food, nutrition and health to discuss the state of the art in the field of JPI HDHL and look towards the future. With this future in mind, we have given our conference the theme Diet as leverage point towards a healthy and sustainable food system.

The objective of JPI HDHL is to improve the impact of R&I investments in food, nutrition, health and physical activity to counter the increasing burden of diet-related non-communicable diseases. There is a lot we do not know yet about the relation between diet and health as well as to influence dietary behavior. Research and innovation efforts in close collaboration with policy are needed to fill these knowledge gaps.

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9.00 – 9.30 Registration
Location: Rooksalon
9.30 – 9.40 Opening
Location: Studio (plenary room)
Opening by Dr. Martijntje Bakker, vice-chair of the JPI HDHL
9.40 – 10.20 Keynote speakers
Location: Studio (plenary room)
Initiating change for future-proof food systems and the role of gastronomy
Dr. Line Gordon, director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University)
10.20 – 11.20 Panel discussion
Location: Studio (plenary room)
During the panel discussion, questions will be addressed like: How could policy needs and R&I be better connected? What role could diet play towards a future food system? What does this require from an R&I policy perspective?

Panel members:
Dr. João Breda, Programme Manager, Nutrition, PA & Obesity (WHO)
John F. Ryan, Director Public Health (DG Santé)
Barend Verachtert, Head of the Agri-Food Chain Unit (DG RTD)
Dr. Laura Fernández, Director General (EUFIC) and chair of JPI HDHL stakeholder advisory board
11.20 – 11.35

Presentation of the 3 finalists of the JPI HDHL Science Vlog competition

Location: Studio (plenary room)
From all running JPI HDHL projects, early career scientists have been invited to participate in the JPI HDHL vlog contest. The best three vlogs will be presented during this plenary session. The audience can vote for the winning vlog.
11.35 – 11.40 Walking time to inspiration sessions  
11.40 – 12.05

12.05 – 12.10

12.10 – 12.35
Inspiration sessions 1

Location: Rooms tbc

Walking time Inspiration session 2

Inspiration sessions 2
Location: Rooms tbc

Participants can attend 2 of the following inspiration sessions
  1. The art of a dialogue for a healthy and sustainable food system
    Prof. dr. Noelle Aarts, professor Socio-Ecological Interactions (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

  2. Making healthy and sustainable food choices easier for consumers
    Camille Perrin, senior Food Policy Officer (European Consumer Organisation, BEUC)

  3. The Milan City Lab: Co-designing education and trainings for a future proof transformation of the local food system
    Matteo Villa, Project Officer (National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan)

  4. Innovative legume products for healthy and sustainable diets 
    Marta Vasconcelos, Principal Investigator (UCP, Portugal) and Bálint Balázs, senior research fellow (ESSRG, Hungary)

  5. La Louve: fostering inclusivity and better eating with a supermarket
    Tom Boothe, co-founder of La Louve (Paris, France)
12.35 – 13.40 Lunch  
13.40 – 14.25 Keynote speech The state of the art in nutrition, diet and health and the presentation of the new JPI HDHL Strategic Research Agenda
Prof. Helen Roche, Professor of Nutrigenomics (University College of Dublin)
14.25 – 14.30 Walking time to workshops  
14.30 – 16.30

Health break:
15.25 – 15.40
Interactive workshop
Location: Rooms tbc
  1. Research Impact, Legacy and Adoption- case studies in research communications
    By 4 selected JPI HDHL projects; Prof. Dorothee Volkert & Prof. Marjolein Visser of MaNuEL (Knowledge Hub Malnutrition in the Elderly), Dr. Marcus Boehme of AMBROSIAC (Call: Nutrition and Cognitive Function), Prof. Patrizia Riso of MaPLE (Call: Intestinal Microbiomics) and Prof. Turid Rustad of ProHealth (Call: Food Processing for Health)
    Lead by Rhonda Smith, Founder and Director (Minerva, Ireland)
  2. Monitoring, benchmarking and supporting public and private sector action to increase healthy food environments
    Dr. Janas Harrington and Prof Catherine Woods, JPI HDHL project PEN (Policy Evaluation Network)
    Dr. Stefanie Vandevijvere, INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity / Non-communicable Diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support)
    Dr. João Breda, Programme Manager, Nutrition, PA & Obesity (WHO)
  3. Designing an educational module for Innovation in the Food System
    Dr. Patrick O'Mahony, Chief Specialist Food Science & Technology (Food Safety Authority of Ireland)
    Dr. Hans Verhagen, Senior Science Coordinator (EFSA)
    Dr. Maarten van der Kamp, Education Manager (EIT FOOD)

  4. Innovative approaches to increase impacts of R&I investments: the role of research funders (by Fit4food2030)
    Dr. Frank Kupper, Assistant professor of Science Communication (VU, Athena Institute, Amsterdam)
    Andreas Netz, Challenge Driven Social Innovation (Vinnova)
    Dr. Carlo Mango, Director of the area of Science and Tranformative Technology (Fondazione Cariplo)

  5. Exploring knowledge needs around food intolerances and allergies
    Prof. Edith Feskens, chair of the JPI HDHL Scientific Advisorey Board and Professor Nutrition and Health in the Lifecourse (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
16.30 – 16.35 Walking time to closing session  
16.35 – 16.50 Closing and award ceremony winning science vlog
Location: Studio (plenary room)
16.50 – 17.50 Goodbye drinks  

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4th JPI HDHL conference

For an impression of the 4th JPI HDHL conference that took place on the 1st of December 2017, you can watch the after movie or read the conference report.

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