PARTNERS

Edenred

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For more than 40 years, Edenred has never stopped innovating, bringing to companies and local authorities many creative and rewarding solutions for individual well-being and collective performance. From meals and uniform cleaning to childcare, home help, training or motivation campaigns, Edenred plays an active part in their daily lives and has become a sound reference for corporate and public institutions services. With a presence in 40 countries, Edenred has developed in 11 of them, a programme in line with the current tendencies and concerns of public authorities about nutrition. This programme, called “Alimentation et Equilibre”, has been designed together with international experts in order to help meal vouchers users to benefit from balanced meals in the affiliated restaurants. Eating in restaurants matches with balanced nutrition!

Belgium

High School Lucia de Brouckère – Information and Research Center about Food Intolerances and Hygiene (HELdB-CIRIHA)

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CIRIHA is the acronym of Information and Research Center about Food Intolerances and Hygiene. The head Office of the CIRIHA is located in Brussels within the Dietetics and Applied Nutrition Department of the Arthur Haulot Institute and is recognized by the organ of management (CA) of the High School Lucia de Brouckère since March 9th, 1999. The CIRIHA conducts research in the fields of the opposite reactions to food and cardiovascular diseases. The CIRIHA is developing itself towards a center of guidance in the domains of the opposite reactions to food, the food hygiene and the practical nutrition. Its objective is to bring a help to the medical, paramedical, economic world and to the general public in the form of consultancy service, of information and of trainings.

Belgian Public Health Ministry (SPF SP)

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The National Food and Health Plan for Belgium is a multidisciplinary project that aims to enhance better eating habits and increase physical activity in our general population. The NFHP is an open project that lets all actors participate in taskforces per subject: Consumers organizations, the food industry, the distribution sector, universities, etc… can suggest propositions to help fulfilling the objectives. The result is an exciting mix of actions ranging from communication and information to ameliorating the food offer, conducting vital research and offering tools to health professionals to tackle this huge problem. These actions are spread over diverse subjects such as: salt reduction, breastfeeding, under nutrition in the elderly, promoting fruit and vegetable consumption, and more …

Czech Republic
Stop Obesity (STOB)

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The Hravě žij zdravě o. s. (Healthy Living the Easy Way) civic association was founded as a non-profit, non-governmental volunteer civic association. More specifically, the STOB (STop OBesity) project helps people to lose weight sensibly. The promotion of a healthy lifestyle and prevention of obesity in children and adults requires a very systematic approach. Our objective is to create a platform focused on the systemisation of care for overweight or obese children and adults, and it gathers both experts and laypersons interested in the issues. The civic association’s further activities include organising weight reduction courses founded on cognitive/behavioural psychotherapy in 100 towns all over the Czech Republic, online course, and reduction/condition stays.

France
Paul Bocuse Institute (IPB)

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The Institut Paul Bocuse, management school specialized in hospitality, restauration and culinary art, branches out his competence area : a new research centre has opened, with the mission of giving back the real identity of the food and also of building a new vision of the feeding. In partnership with the Centre de Recherche en Nutrition Humaine (CRNH) and the universities, the Institut Paul Bocuse associates his know-how with the one of the researchers in a true multidisciplinary approach: nutrition, culinary arts, sensory evaluation, sociology, psychology, linguistic, arts of the table, design, marketing, consumer behavior, economy … The core activity of the Research Centre is the study of Alimentation and eating behaviours, three themes have been emphasized: taste-pleasure; health – well being; economy.

Italy
University of Perugia (UP)

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In addition to being one of the most accredited national universities, the University of Perugia also holds a place of absolute prestige within the European context. This is evidenced by the results it has achieved both in the field of scientific research as well as in the academic programmes it offers. The University has three Centres of Excellence of international importance as well as a number of national research centres. Moreover, the University has collaborative scientific relationships with other European, American, Japanese, Chinese and Indian universities. The twenty-nine departments into which the University is organised carry out intense promotional and development work that guarantees both quality and quantity to scientific research. The section “Public Health + Experimental Centre for Health Education (CSESi)” since 1928 (CSESi 1954) has always contributed in research and innovation in the field of public health in particular the CSESi has run a Master in Health Education, now Health promotion and Education. Member of the International Association for Health Promotion and Education and member since 1996 is partner of the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion. In particular, Dr. Giuseppe Masanotti has been consulate for WHP of the National Institute for Health Protection at Work. The institute is also consulate of the Region Umbria and the Ministry of Health for public health policies – in particular training on health promotion.

Spain
Spanish Agency of Food Security and Nutrition (AESAN)

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The Spanish Agency of Food Security and Nutrition (AESAN) is an Independent Organism assigned to the Ministry of Health and Consumption, which mission is to guarantee the highest degree of security and to promote the health of the citizens, working for:
• To reduce the risks of the diseases transmitted or conveyed by foods;
• To guarantee the efficiency of the food control systems;
• To promote the consumption of healthy food, favoring its accessibility and the information on such;
• To plan, to coordinate and to develop strategies and actions that foment the information, education and promotion of the health in the area of the nutrition and, especially, in the prevention of obesity. The AESAN’s goal is that the citizens have full confidence in the food they consume and have adapted information so that they have the capacity to choose.

Mediterranean Diet Foundation (FDM)

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The Mediterranean Diet Foundation (FDM) is a non profit organization with a strictly scientific and cultural agenda, whose main objective is the safeguarding of the millennium old heritage shared by the populations of the Mediterranean basin, whose philosophy of life, food and culinary traditions have awakened the interest of eminent scientists from around the globe in the last few decades due to its role in the prevention of numerous diseases. To accomplish this, the FDM promotes the investigation and dissemination of the many health advantages of the Mediterranean Diet and the Mediterranean lifestyle. In 1995, a group of companies from the food and agriculture sector became aware of the need to alert the population of the risks of abandoning healthy eating patterns, especially for children. They decided to create the Association for the Advancement of the Mediterranean Diet, with the mission of encouraging the consumption of traditional Mediterranean products. In order to keep alive the scientific knowledge that verifies the virtues of the Mediterranean food pattern, the ADDM, jointly with other institutions such as the Barcelona City Council, created the Foundation (FDM) in 1996.

Sweden
Karolinska Institutet (KI)

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Karolinska Institutet is one of Europe’s largest medical universities. It is also Sweden´s largest centre for medical training and research. Our mission is to improve the health of mankind through research and education. Through research, education and information, Karolinska Institutet contributes to improving human health. Each year, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in areas of medical science and offers an international working environment. It consists of approximately 400 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel from many different countries. Furthermore, most research projects are conducted in the context of national and international networks.

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