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Tomorrow’s Healthy Society Research Priorities for Foods and Diets

How can research in food and diets address how we will live and eat in 2050? By supporting the move towards individualised diets; by ensuring the sustainability of the future food system; by improving our understanding of links between food, nutrients and health; and by focusing on integrated policy-making. These are the main findings of a new foresight report that will support work done under Horizon 2020, the EU's funding programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.

Tomorrow’s Healthy Society Research Priorities for Foods and Diets

ANNEXES to the report.

The Role of Nutrition in Active and Healthy Ageing

Europe is facing an ageing population. Life expectancy is at its highest and many European populations are going through major changes. However, despite living longer many people suffer ill-health or disability in the last 15 to 20 years of life. To encourage active healthy ageing and to help increase healthy life expectancy, the European Commission has launched the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (the Partnership), which aims to add an average of two healthy life years in Europe by 2020. Read about the Partnership and how diet and nutrition play a role active healthy ageing (AHA).

Mapping of National School Food Policies across the EU28 plus Norway and Switzerland

With childhood obesity on the rise in many European countries, schools may serve as a protected environment for children to learn healthy diet and lifestyle habits. Policy makers, educators and researchers would benefit from a comprehensive overview of European school food policies. In this report you read about how we screened public databases, EU level reports, national ministerial websites and the scientific literature to collate official school food policies across Europe.

Mapping dietary prevention of cancer in the EU28

The European Commission has been active in supporting actions against cancer for over 25 years. More recently in 2009, a Communication on Action Against Cancer (European Partnership (COM (2009) 291 final)) was adopted and led to the formation of a joint action called the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC). In close collaboration with the Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO), the JRC will draw on its experience in harmonisation, independent research, as well as its networking and collaboration capacities to facilitate and drive improvements both in cancer information and care quality.

Science for Food

The European Commission plays a key role in developing and implementing sound food policies that protect the well-being of consumers and safeguard public health. Ensuring that safe food reaches our plates is a complex task involving diverse actors: farmers, food producers, retailers and control laboratory personnel among others. Here you can read about how JRC supports the EU’s work in securing the safety and quality of our food, promoting at the same time the sustainable use of resources.

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

Nanotechnology Laboratory

Explore our real-life Nanotechnology Laboratory and navigate first-hand inside. Did you know that EU regulations on consumer products such as food, cosmetics and biocides have specific provisions for nanomaterials?

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

Nanotechnology Laboratory

Explore our real-life Nanotechnology Laboratory and navigate first-hand inside. Did you know that EU regulations on consumer products such as food, cosmetics and biocides have specific provisions for nanomaterials?

Catherine Simoneau, JRC scientist - Food Chemistry

The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's in-house science service, presents its Faces of Science series - showcasing the human face of the scientific advice supporting EU policy.

Nanotechnology Laboratory

Explore our real-life Nanotechnology Laboratory and navigate first-hand inside. Did you know that EU regulations on consumer products such as food, cosmetics and biocides have specific provisions for nanomaterials?

Nanotechnology Laboratory

Explore our real-life Nanotechnology Laboratory and navigate first-hand inside. Did you know that EU regulations on consumer products such as food, cosmetics and biocides have specific provisions for nanomaterials?

Nanotechnology Laboratory

Explore our real-life Nanotechnology Laboratory and navigate first-hand inside. Did you know that EU regulations on consumer products such as food, cosmetics and biocides have specific provisions for nanomaterials?

Nanotechnology Laboratory

Explore our real-life Nanotechnology Laboratory and navigate first-hand inside. Did you know that EU regulations on consumer products such as food, cosmetics and biocides have specific provisions for nanomaterials?

Nanotechnology Laboratory

Explore our real-life Nanotechnology Laboratory and navigate first-hand inside. Did you know that EU regulations on consumer products such as food, cosmetics and biocides have specific provisions for nanomaterials?

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

In touch with food

Most of the food we buy is packed in materials such as plastic or metal to make it easy to store and transport. How can we be sure this packaging isn't harmful to our health?

EURL FCM

Explore! our real-life European Union Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials and navigate first-hand, inside. Find out how we test to see if the food we eat is safe.

Nanotechnology Laboratory

Explore our real-life Nanotechnology Laboratory and navigate first-hand inside. Did you know that EU regulations on consumer products such as food, cosmetics and biocides have specific provisions for nanomaterials?

The safe food journey

Follow the journey your food travels from production and packaging to your plate. Click on different food on the production line to find out about the various types of material that are used to contain and protect it. At the supermarket test your knowledge about the different forms of food packaging. Finally, you will find yourself in the kitchen with a variety of kitchen utensils. During your journey you will learn what the JRC scientists do to ensure that no harmful chemicals are released from food contact materials.