A nutritionally balanced diet helps to maintain a healthy mind and body. Yet, making healthy food choices is not always as easy as it seems. Obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes are commonly caused by excess calorie intake and the consumption of foods high in salt, sugar and fat. As the prevalence of these diseases is on the rise, the awareness of the importance of food in overall health and wellbeing is lacking. As these issues are best addressed via a multisector approach, EIT Health and EIT Food have combined forces to build the Food4Health collaboration. Through their joint activities, the strengths and expertise of the partners of both networks can be leveraged to make a greater impact in the area of food and health.
By establishing the Food4Health collaboration, the two networks aim to:
- Create new added-value products that connect food and health
- Build two complementary business cases in the area of food for health.
- Initiate two top-down projects based on these business cases, where partners from both networks will be invited to apply to participate in these projects.
- Engage the partners of both networks in joint activities related to innovation, business creation, education and communication