A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life

The Joint Programming Initiative 'A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life "(JPI HDHL) aims to identify the important and complex role of diet on human health and the prevention of chronic diet-related diseases. In this initiative 26 countries cooperate to use the available research and resources in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and health effectively. The partnership also aims to jointly tackle major societal problems in this area. Three key interacting research areas were identified and described in the Strategic Research Agenda:

  1. Determinants of diet and physical activity: ensuring the healthy choice is the easy choice for all consumers.
  2. Diet and food production: developing high-quality, healthy, safe and sustainable food.
  3. Diet-related chronic diseases: preventing diet-related, chronic diseases and increasing the quality of life.

In each of these three areas the JPI has defined research priorities and provided a roadmap for harmonized and structured research efforts.