1 Dec 2017 / Sint-Joost-ten-Node, Belgium


will bring together and stimulate the dialogue between different stakeholders in the area of food, nutrition and health

December 1, 2017 | 8:45 - 17:00

Brussels, Belgium

To work towards more societal impact of nutritional science... 

... will be the main theme of the 4th JPI HDHL conference. The target audience is broad and includes not only funders and scientists, but also policy makers of health & agriculture, industry and health professionals.

Communication is of high importance to increase the impact of nutritional science. Understanding the perspectives and needs of other stakeholders is a key aspect of good communication.

Latest news and updates

Jury panel Young Scientists

Proud to announce the jury panel that will reflect on the pitches of young scientists:
Prof. Dr. Hannelore Daniel
Prof. Patricia Reilly
Dr. Emmanuel Pasco - Viel

Nutrition in transition

The first discussion paper about Nutrition in Transition has been published and can be found here. Learn more about the future of nutrition science in one of the parallel workshops.

Audience debate

The first input for the audience debate is given by participants in the registration phase. It is still possible to give your input in "My profile" under the heading "organiser questions"

Why Research on Nutrition and Health Matters

JPI HDHL developed a movie that focuses on the importance for R&I investments in relation to the (public) health challenges that relates to malnutrition.

What to Expect


An ideal opportunity to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings. Between 9:00 and 9:50 you can manage up to 5 speed dates of 10 min as part of the early bird programme.

Keynote speaker

To be announced


Four parallel workshops are foreseen e.g. on public-private R&I collaboration; how to improve the impact of nutrition science; how to organize multi-stakeholder dialogues and a decision room session to provide input for the update of the SRA. A brief description of the workshops can be found here and more detailed information will follow.

Audience debate

The audience debate will focus on how to improve the impact of R&I investments in the area of food, nutrition health & physical activity. Nutrition security and the environment will be taken into account. Statements will be selected according to suggestions of the participants that can be done in the registration phase. 

Young scientists

Young scientists from about 20 JPI HDHL countries that are involved in one of the JPI HDHL funded projects will provide a short elevator pitch. They will address the relevance of their project for the societal challenge of diet related chronic diseases.



Joint Programming Initiative
A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life

Project coordinator: Jolien Wenink
Organisation conference: Sanne van Geel
T: +31 (0)70 3495444
E: jpihdhl@zonmw.nl
W: http://www.healthydietforhealthylife.eu

Venue & Location


Hotel Bloom
Koningsstraat 250
1210 Brussels, Belgium
P: +32 2 220 69 05
W: http://www.hotelbloom.com


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