Links to associated projects or organisations

FP7 funded projects

Nudge-It - The aims of Nudge-It are to better understand decision-making in food choice, to build predictive models of food choice with strong explanatory power, and to contribute to an evidence base for improved public health policy.

SATIN (SATiety INnovation) – this research project is dedicated to identify which ingredients and processing methods of several food components (proteins, carbohydrates, fats) and categories (bread, fish, dairy etc.) accelerate satiation, suppress appetite and extend satiety until hunger appears again. Satiety-enhancing foods can help with energy intake and weight control.

Neurofast - this multidisciplinary project will explore the neurobiology of addiction and eating behaviour

Toybox-study - a European multi-country study to develop an obesity prevention programme specifically for pre-school children

Lipididiet - the European LipiDiDiet project addresses the Impact of Nutritional Lipids on Neuronal and Cognitive Performance in Aging, Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular Dementia.

FAHRE - Food And Health Research in Europe

Eurochip-obesity - This consortium brings together world leaders specializing in brain control of food-intake, gut hormones and human genetics in order to focus on understanding how the gut hormones communicate with the brain.

EU Platform - EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

Habeat - determining factors and critical periods in food Habit formation and breaking in Early childhood: a multidisciplinary approach


Associations & Stakeholders:

National Obesity Observatory - provides a single point of contact for wide-ranging authoritative information on data, evaluation and evidence related to weight status and its determinants.

International Obesity Task Force is a research-based think tank of international obesity experts.

The Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) - organization committed to advancing scientific research on food and fluid intake and its associated biological, psychological and social processes.

Digestive Disease Week - takes place May 19-22 in San Diego. Member registration opens Jan. 4 (nonmembers, Jan. 11).

European Health Forum Gastein - creating a better future for health in Europe

European Parliament

KnowledgeScotland - an online resource for policymakers and Government stakeholders that is focused in the food, health, environment and rural sectors.

FoodDrinkEurope - represents the European food and drink industry

British science association - the UK's nationwide, open membership organisation, which provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn about, discuss and challenge the sciences and their implications

British Society for Neuroendocrinology - promotes research into the interplay between the endocrine and nervous systems that control so many important body processes.

The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) - a nonprofit, worldwide organization whose mission is to provide science that improves public health and well-being.

Joint programming Initiatives (JPI) - a concept introduced by the European Commission in July 2008 and is one of five initiatives aimed at implementing the European Research Area (ERA).

EASO - The European Association for the Study of obesity (EASO) aims to promote research into obesity, facilitate contact between individuals and organisations, and promote action that tackles the epidemic of obesity.