On October 12 and 13th 2016, the final DEDIPAC symposium will take place in Bonn, Germany. During the symposium an overview of the main results of DEDIPAC, the JPI HDHL Knowledge Hub on the Determinants of Diet & Physical Activity Choice, will be presented in different plenary and break-out sessions.

On 22-23 February 2016 the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports organized a conference on Food Product Improvement: "Making the healthy choice easy". During the conference member states, industry (particularly the food industry) and NGOs worked towards a plan of action (roadmap) to take food product improvement to the next level. JPI HDHL and its crucial role in the European alignment of research activities and making research data available throughout the Union for the development of healthy food products is specifically mentioned in the roadmap.

The JPI HDHL has been invited to participate in and contribute to the Food for Health Workshop co-hosted by the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) and the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America, in Ottawa (CA) on May 5, 2016.  

The CSA JPI HDHL 2.0 funded under the EU H2020 Research and Innovation Programme started on 1st February 2016. The main objective of this second CSA of the JPI HDHL is to support the further implementation of JPI HDHL Strategic Research Agenda and to create a sustainable collaboration between its member countries, the European Commission and related international organisations.

JPI HDHL is delighted to welcome two new full member countries in the JPI HDHL community: Israel and Sweden. With these two new full members, JPI HDHL now has 21 full member countries and 5 countries that are connected with JPI HDHL with an observer status.

In total, 74 pre-proposals have been submitted in the first step of the ERA-HDHL Cofunded Call “Biomarkers for Nutrition and Health” by research groups from the 14 countries supporting the call. The 51 eligible pre-proposals have been evaluated by an international panel of experts. The peer review panel recommended 21 proposals to be invited to submit to the full proposal stage of this call.

Researchers interested to participate in the ERA HDHL Cofunded call for research proposals of the JPI HDHL with the European Commission are invited to register to the MDB and join the dedicated forum to start building partnerships.

ERA HDHL: Cofunded call for research proposals

The JPI HDHL -together with the European Commission - is going to launch a new joint transnational call for research proposals: "Biomarkers for Nutrition and Health (BioNH)“ using the ERA-NET Cofund instrument. The transnational call will focus on the “development and validation of biomarkers for nutrition and health, including nutritional intake, nutritional status, physical activity-related health, diet-related health and risk of developing diet-related diseases”.

Within the JPI HDHL Joint Action "Intestinal Microbiomics", six projects will be funded. The projects focus on to increase knowledge on the effects of diet, on human intestinal microbiota and the impact of diet-related variations in the intestinal microbiota on human health and/or the development of non-communicable chronic diseases.

The Joint Action ‘Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub’ resulted in the Knowledge Hub MaNuEL, which brings together research groups from 7 countries. The researchers will work together to build better research capacity on Malnutrion in the Elderly across Europe.