Food4Health projects kick-off as new teams meet

18 partners chosen to work on two projects

With project teams confirmed, Food4Health’s first two projects officially launched on 1 September and held their kick-off meetings shortly after: the STOP MetSyn team met 20 September and MuscleCancer met 10 October.

These projects, the first in the new Food4Health programme, aim to address specific health challenges faced by both consumers and patients through the development of nutrition, exercise and lifestyle intervention programmes.

The launch of the STOP MetSyn and MuscleCancer projects is another milestone in bringing together the partners of both EIT Food and EIT Health, who are collaborating in Food4Health. At the two project kick-off meetings, the partners had the opportunity to get to know one another and to align the activities and way of working.

The partners for each project

Of the 18 partners selected to work on these projects, 10 were from EIT Health, seven were from EIT Food and one partner is a member of both networks. The partners taking part in each project are as follows:

STOP MetSyn: Erasmus Medical Centre (NL), Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (ES), Institut Català de la Salut (ES), KU Leuven (BE), OME Health (UK), Pepsico (UK), RISE (SE), University of Ghent (BE), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES), and University of Reading (UK).

MuscleCancer: AZTI (ES), Danone Nutricia Research (FR), Imperial College London (UK), Sorbonne Université (FR), University of Hohenheim (DE), University of Maastricht (NL), University Medical Centre Groningen (NL), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES), and University of Torino (IT).

These projects will be overseen by the Food4Health Core Team, which includes Colruyt Group, Danone Nutricia Research, EIT Food Central and EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands.

In 2019, the 14 tasks being conducted will establish the basis for the intervention programmes that will be further developed and tested in 2020. The call for participation in the 2020 tasks will be launched later this month.

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