fao1An inclusive inter-governmental conference on nutrition jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) is held in Rome in these days. 193 country delegations from around the world gather to commit to action needed to fix the global food system, issue a sweeping political declaration and endorse a Framework for Action on nutrition. 

conferenzaCopyJoint programming is about alignment and coordination of national research activities. Due to the broad scope of the global societal challenge of the JPI HDHL, different national (and regional) funding bodies are involved. By organising a conference for funding bodies in the area of nutrition and health, the JPI HDHL aims to support and strengthen national alignment. The conference will take place at the 28th of January 2015 in Switzerland – participation is on invite only.

EurodishEuroDISH is a 3-year FP7 project to study the need for food and health research infrastructures in Europe, with the aim to strengthen European research for public health nutrition strategies across Europe. The project will organise its final conference in the pavilion of the EC at the Expo 2015 in Milan (Italy) on 15 May 2015.

JPIAt the end of this year, two projects have been launched on the topic of the third Joint Action of the JPI HDHL Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health: MIRDIET and FOODBALL. The projects aim at the validation of biomarkers and the investigation of intake/exposure and nutritional status of biomarkers in the area of nutrition and health.

JPIAt the end of 2014, two projects have been launched on the topic of the third Joint Action of the JPI HDHL Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health: MIRDIET and FOODBALL. The projects aim at the validation of biomarkers and the investigation of intake/exposure and nutritional status of biomarkers in the area of nutrition and health.

Dr S. Chastin and Prof G. Cardon are organising this meeting on behalf of DEDIPAC as the satellite meeting to ISBNPA 2015 in Glasgow the 8th and 9th of June 2015. The meeting will bring together epidemiologist, psychologist, clinicians, economist, rehabilitation, life, health, behavioural and social scientists to discuss the interaction between biological, psychological, sociological, economic, ecological, and socio-economic factors that determine sedentary behaviour.

The JPI HDHL will organize a workshop on January 28th 2015 in Bern (Switzerland) to evaluate the peer review procedures and the financial instruments for cross border funding adopted in the three joint actions launched in the period 2012-2014.

The Task Forces on the upcoming Joint Actions “Intestinal Microbiomics” and “Food models and Food processing” call for your input on current research activities and future priorities for both areas of research. Your input is very valuable to us and greatly appreciated!

JPI HDHL will organise a joint workshop in the pavilion of the European Commission at the EXPO 2015 in Milan (Italy) together with JPI FACCE. The workshop will take place on the 13th May 2015. The scope of the workshop will be to achieve a dialogue both on international and national level on the challenge we are facing of the impact of climate change on providing our future population with a sustainable food supply that has the nutritional requirements to ensure a healthy population. More information on the workshop will be published on our website in the upcoming months.

nugoweekThe 11th NuGO week took place from 8th till 11th September and was hosted by the Italian NuGO member CRA-NUT in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples, Italy). This year’s theme was ‘Nutrigenomics of Foods’. JPI HDHL was on the agenda as well.