Ga verder naar de inhoud

Healthier Lives Through Food

We will make a material difference to quality of life by enabling more consumers to have better choices through access to affordable, healthier food products and actionable information.

Nutritious, diverse food choices can benefit people and planet.

Yet healthy food choices are not accessible to all consumers, nor viable for industry at scale due to affordability, lack of awareness and profitability.

Working as a community, EIT Food aims to increase the uptake of balanced, sustainable and healthy diets.
We raise awareness about the relationship between nutrition and health. We provide support for innovative solutions for affordable products. And we offer policy interventions that prioritise soil health, nutrition and food education.

EIT Food's Healthier Lives Through Food mission framework is based on three targets where the EIT Food community can have the most impact, and in the areas of greatest need. These are:

  • Improving product choice and supply for a balanced diet for people and planet
  • Diversifying protein choices for food products
  • Optimising the nutrient density of food.

This is reflected in our community building and advocacy activities and underpins the design of our funding and partnership opportunities.

Deep dive into our research on creating healthier lives, and the actions we recommend

Real progress to prevent diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) needs radical food systems transformation so that nutritious, safe, affordable, and sustainable diets are available to all people. This also needs to be associated with the importance of exercise.

Addressing diet-related NCDs can only be achieved through dietary behaviour change, which requires a variety of stakeholders working hand in hand to set priorities for NCDs to be tackled and action points to be addressed.

Above all it requires the engagement of all populations, including disadvantaged groups who may lack the financial resources, time and/or knowledge to make major lifestyle changes.

Key findings

NCDs to prioritise

Have an idea that will improve the food system?

Want to get involved with our community? We regularly bring people together to help us all reach for our shared goals – and we’ve launched a competitive, open Impact Funding Framework to promote and fund ambitious, long-term collaboration that will lead to food systems change to benefit us all.

Healthier Lives Through Food insight report

EIT Food has published a Healthier Lives Through Food Insight report, co-designed and authored by a community of experts and organisations committed to driving change in this Mission area.

This report describes the agrifood systems change we all need to see to improve health outcomes from our diets. The transformation needed is more action than any one organisation is capable of by itself.

Download the report

Your Name

We ask for your profile in order to be able to send more relevant content to you.

You can find full details of our privacy policy here -

EIT Food values your privacy. Your data is secured and processed in line with the general data protection regulation. More information can be found in our privacy notice.

How EIT Food is creating Healthier Lives Through Food


Creating opportunities in the agrifood sector to enable food security
Recent developments in innovation, policy and consumer behaviour are shaping the future of alternative proteins. Here we review the ongoing challenges faced by the sector and explore the solutions that are being scaled for success.

EIT Food Fast Track to Market 2024

Deadline: April 10, 2024
open call
A new opportunity to get your food innovation product or service to market quicker and enhance your commercial success. Apply by 10 April, 2024.
A realm where consumers and food innovators seamlessly participate in shaping the future of food.

Looking for more content related to Healthier Lives Through Food?

With the new year ahead, we have combined insights from across the EIT Food community to explore five key 2024 food trends that are set to shape our food system this year and beyond.
Podcast #125

Sowing Seeds of Change: Green Our Planet's Mission to Transform School Gardens

In this episode of the Food Fight podcast, host Matt Eastland speaks with Ciara Byrne, founder and co-CEO of Green Our Planet. They talk about the importance of involving young people in growing their own produce and how to increase access to fresh and healthy food for everyone. Tune in to learn more about empowering students to cultivate their own food, and don't miss the exciting opportunity for schools to participate in the Garden Connect program for free, thanks to a generous giveaway from Green Our Planet.

From startups selling the first 3D-printed food to the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s worldwide roadmap for change, 2023 has undoubtedly been a big year for food systems transformation.
Inspired by the iconic Bauhaus movement of the early 20th century, the New European Bauhaus (NEB) is an EIT Community initiative supported by EIT Food in collaboration with Climate KIC, EIT Digital, EIT Manufacturing, and EIT Urban…
EIT Food join force with EIT Digital, Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Health, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility to shape the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe.
regional blog
In this blog, we explore a day in the life of nutrition scientist who researches how the food that we eat affects our health.
Podcast #120

Will Young: The Realities of Farm Life and the Importance of Young Farmers

Welcome to a new Season of the Food Fight podcast! In this episode, our host Matt Eastland welcomes farmer and influencer Will Young. Will, known for his adventures on Love Island and the popular TikTok account @FarmerWill, discusses the shortage of young people choosing farming as a career and the importance of encouraging more young farmers. He shares his experiences as a sheep farmer in Buckinghamshire and how he uses his platform to educate others about farm life. Tune in to hear why Will believes farming is a vital profession for the future.

Food education and skills development are essential for transforming the food system. How do we ensure all stakeholders have access to lifelong learning opportunities to help drive this change?
Load more content