Closed Now: Call for Proposals JPI HDHL Joint Action Food Processing for Health

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A key step in the implementation of the Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (JPI HDHL) Strategic Research Agenda is the development of joint research activities in the area of food processing with the aim to enhance preservation and/or the health promoting properties of food.

On the 1st April 2015 the JPI HDHL launched a transnational call for research proposals on Food Processing for Health. The submission of the proposals was closed on 15th July 2015.

The main objective of the Joint Action “Food Processing for Health” is to support multidisciplinary transnational research consortia using innovative and scientific approaches to investigate the preservation and/or the enhancement of health promoting properties of food as a result of food processing:

  • Food processing for matrix stability and controlled digestibility, bioavailability, bio-accessibility and bioactivity of food compounds
  • Food structures for appropriate bioavailability of nutrients and bioactives
  • Optimize food processing for quality and safety

This can relate to products aimed at particular life stages or consumer groups, and may include investigation of fate in the human body and employ model foods.

The overall vision is to optimise food processing to better allow different foods to contribute to or improve health.

For more information please visit the webpage of the Joint Action