The Stakeholder Advisory Board (SHAB)

The stakeholder advisory board has been established to advice the JPI and to ensure an adequate exchange of information with other political bodies and stakeholders in the field of food & health.

The stakeholders advisory board is a communication platform of all relevant stakeholders and thus facilitates a close network between all relevant actors in the following research areas:

  1. Citizens, Diet and Behaviour
  2. Food for Health
  3. Diet, Health and Disease

The stakeholders advisory board:

  • Forms a meta-group of representatives from relevant institutional bodies in the ERA and in the field of food & health
  • Comments on drafts of all relevant documents of the JPI
  • Multiplies and forwards all relevant information on the JPI such as common activities and initiatives joint calls etc.
  • Ensures backing
  • On request it will monitor the progress of the JPI and give advice with regard to strategic issues.

Terms of Reference of the Stakeholder Advisory Board

Members of the Stakeholder Advisory Board

Directorate generale for Health and food Safety (DG Sante)

Institution: Directorate-Generale for Health and Food Safety (DG Sante)

Domain: EU Strategy on nutrition, health issues, food safety, plant-animal health, consumer.

Contact: Natalia Zampieri and Christine Redecker

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European Association for the Study of Obesity

Institution: European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)

Domain: EASO is a federation of professional membership associations from 36 European countries and it promotes action across Europe through collaboration in advocacy, policy development, communication, education and research.

Contact: Lauren Lissner

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World Health Organization

Institution: World Health Organization (WHO)

Domain: Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health. WHO's primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations' system and to lead partners in global health responses.

Contact: João Breda

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Institution: The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

Domain: ISBNPA stimulates, promotes and advocates innovative research and policy in the area of behavioral nutrition and physical activity toward the improvement of human health and well-being worldwide.


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ILSI Europe

Institution: International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Europe

Domain: A non-profit, worldwide organization to provide science that improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment.

Contact: Isabelle Guelinckx

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Institution: European Technology Platform Food for Life (ETP Food for Life / FoodDrinkEurope)

Domain: European Technology Platform Food for Life of the Confederation Food & Drink Europe promoting innovation in the agri-food sector

Contact: Rebeca Fernandez

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Institution: European Food Information Council (EUFIC)

Domain: EUFIC is a non-profit organisation which stands up for science-based information on food and health.

Contact: Laura Fernández Celemín – SHAB Chair

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Plant for the Future

Institution: European Technology Platform Plants for the Future (ETP Plants for the Future)

Domain: The European Technology Platform 'Plants for the Future' is a stakeholder forum for the plant sector with members from industry, academia and the farming community.

Contact: Amrit Nanda

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Institution: The European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST)

Domain: EFFoST facilitates knowledge and technology exchange among food professionals, and is a full member of the International Council for Science (ICSU).

Contact: Lilia Ahrné

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Institution: European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)

Domain: The aim of ESPEN is to encourage the rapid diffusion of knowledge and its application in the field of clinical nutrition and metabolism and promotes basic and clinical research, basic and advanced education and the organization of consensus statements about clinical care and care quality control.

Contact: Miguel León-Sanz – SHAB Vice-Chair

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Institution: European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepathology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN)

Domain: ESPGHAN is a multi-professional organisation whose aim is to promote the health of children with special attention to the gastrointestinal tract, liver and nutritional status, through knowledge creation, the dissemination of science based information, the promotion of best practice in the delivery of care and the provision of high quality education for paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition professionals in Europe and beyond.

Contact: Lorenzo Norsa and Miguel Sáenz de Pipaón

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Institution: The European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD)

Domain: European Federation of the Association of Dietitians developing the role that dietitians have in the improvement of nutritional health in Europe.

Contact: Sharleen O’Reilly

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Institution: The Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS)

Domain: FENS is a non-profit Federation consisting of 26 European Nutrition societies, each representing one country.

Contact: Philip Calder

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Institution: Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO)

Domain: ILVO stands for multidisciplinary, independent research and specialized service provision in all fields related to agriculture, fisheries and food in Flanders.


Nikki De Clercq

Hendrik De Ruyck



Institution: European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Domain: EPHA is an international non-profit association, with the purpose of advocating for protection and improvement of public health in Europe, both via health policies and across all other relevant policy areas that have a health impact.

Contact: Milka Sokolović

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s
H2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement n.696300

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