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NiT workshop JPI Brussels

Tijd en plaats

1 december 2017, Brussel, conferentie Joint Programming Initiative ‘a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’


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Een twintigtal conferentiebezoekers is actief met elkaar in discussie gegaan bij deze parallel-workshop van NiT.

Een van hen was Christopher Birt (advisory board JPI HDHL) die in dit filmpje op 2’19

positief terugblikt op de NiT-workshop over de toekomst van de voedingswetenschappen.


Discussion summary

  • Evidence was seen as a concept that strongly builds on societal values to be combined with facts generated by multidisciplinary scientific research. Empirical research might provide a good foundation for the concept health, distinguishing between biomedical, social and emotional aspects.
  • Three layers are recognized in studying effects of nutrition on health; diet patterns, product groups and substances. These should be studied in a multidisciplinary approach on shared research questions where standardization is considered to be key for all scientific disciplines.
  • To achieve new scientific approaches in nutrition sciences more research money should be made available. EU should be leading the organizational harmonization stimulating scientists from different scientific disciplines working together.
  • The role of food industry is a point of conflict. Public-private partnerships may be the way forward but only when research independency can be guaranteed.