Due to technical issues with the Electronic Submission System of the BioNH call, the deadline of the call is postponed until the Monday the 16th of June 2014, 15.00 CET. In the last couple of days, most of the bugs have been repaired. On the 5th and 6th of June the whole system will be evaluated to solve the remaining technical issues. If you need further information, please contact jpihdhl@zonmw.nl.



On the 28th of March 2014 the Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ (JPI HDHL) officially handed over its Implementation plan to Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. This marks the start of the implementation phase of joint programming in the area of Nutrition and Health. 

Download the JPI HDHL Implementation Plan 

On April 14th 2014 the Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ (JPI HDHL) will launch a transnational call for Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health (BioNH).

The main objective of the BioNH call is to support interdisciplinary research and innovative approaches for the validation of Biomarkers and the investigation of intake/exposure and nutritional status of biomarkers within Nutrition and Health. This will be a key step in the implementation of the JPI HDHL strategic research agenda. The BioNH call in particular aims to define and harmonise the methodology necessary to prove the nutritional effects in the development of foods.

Download the Call  Preannouncement


On March 28th, 2014, Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (HDHL) officially launched the DEDIPAC Knowledge Hub during its second conference in Brussels. Hans Brug, the coordinator of DEDIPAC KH, introduced the concept behind the European network. The DEDIPAC kick off meetingwill be held at VU University in Amsterdam on May 15-16th, 2014.

Download DEDIPAC presentation

The Second Conference of the Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life Joint Programming Initiative (JPI HDHL) took place on Friday March 28, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Brussels.

The Conference provided an updated on the progress of JPI HDHL since the first Conference in 2012 and launched the next phase of Joint Programming - the Implementation Plan. Networking opportunities were offered to stakeholders in the health and nutrition sector and all relevant partners to ensure that our collective joint efforts regarding a healthy diet for a healthy life deliver impact and provide solutions for this grand societal challenge. 

Conference Programme

JPI HDHL Implementation Plan 

Key note speakers

Implementation Plan JPI HDHL by Pamela Byrne

SAB Implementation Plan by Hannelore Daniel

SHAB Implementation Plan by Beate Kettlitz

JA DEDIPAC by Hans Brug

Summary of the day by Pamela Byrne

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Summary of the Idea Factory Interactive networking session




The JPI HDHL launches, on February 7th 2014, a call to establish a European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment and Data Sharing Initiative (ENPADASI). Through the call procedure a networking programme will be adopted by the JPI HDHL to build up a specific Knowledge Hub (KH). The aim is to bring together research centres and their scientists from JPI Member Countries to carry out joint trans-multi-disciplinary activities aiming at the standardisation of data collection, storage and management through the development of a common methodology and a shared ICT infrastructure.
We are pleased to announce that Estonia joined the call.

Download the Call Announcement


FAO and WHO are preparing the 2nd international Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) scheduled to take place from 19 to 21 November 2014. They have already organized a joint technical meeting with high level experts held on 13-15th November 2013 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. Issues to be discussed include how to extend a broader view on nutrition, share existing knowledge and data and translate them into new policies.

Go to the FAO website


The JPI HDHL will share its experience on mapping and foresight activities in relation to its strategic areas by participating in the workshop jointly organized by FACCE and JPIs TO COWORK in Madrid on 4th February 2014

The objective of this meeting is to gather the people involved in the mapping and foresight of the different JPIs, with the aim to exchange best practices

The Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU, together with the DG for Research and Innovation of the European Commission (DG RTD), is organising a conference "Research and Innovation to foster the competitiveness of the European Agri-Food and Seafood sectors" in Athens on March 10-11 2014.