The Joint Programming Initiative a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life welcomed about 240 people to its 5th international conference on the 20th of February 2019 in Bozar, Brussels. The participants represented a wide variety of stakeholders in the area of food, nutrition and health and came together to discuss the state of the art in the field of JPI HDHL and look towards the future. The report and presentations of the conference are now available on the conference website.
Fit4Food2030 has welcomed four new policy labs to the project. The three countries and one region that have committed to running a R&I policy lab for food systems transformation are Austria, the Basque Country, Estonia and Ireland. They join the seven policy labs that started in the first phase of the project, making up a total of eleven policy labs. The new policy labs will organize around three national/regional meetings during the remaining 1,5 year of the project.
The “Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub” (MaNuEL) recently finished and delivered practice-oriented recommendations about malnutrition in the elderly. MaNuEL was a consortium of 22 research partners from 7 JPI HDHL countries. The consortium worked together for two and a half years to summarize and improve the current scientific knowledge about different aspects of malnutrition in older persons. The activities focused on gaining scientific knowledge on malnutrition in old age, to harmonize research and clinical practice across Europe, and to stimulate optimal screening and treatment of malnutrition in older persons.