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National Nutrition Surveillance Centre

Ionad Náisiúnta um Fhaireachas ar Chothú

Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub

EUROPEAN JOINT PROGRAMMING INITIATIVE

The Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub (KH) is the first action of the European Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) "A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life".

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the DEDIPAC KH is "to understand the determinants, at both the individual and group levels, regarding dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours using a broad multidisciplinary approach, including biological, ecological, psychological, sociological, economic and other socio-economic perspectives and their interrelationships, and to translate this knowledge into a more effective promotion of a healthy diet and physical activity."

CONSORTIUM

The DEDIPAC KH is a multidisciplinary consortium of scientists from 46 research centres supported by joint programming funds from 12 countries across Europe.

THEMATIC AREAS

The work in DEDIPAC is divided into three Thematic Areas (TAs):

TA 1: Assessment and harmonisation of methods for future research, surveillance and monitoring, and evaluation of interventions and policies

TA 2: Determinants of dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours across the life course and in vulnerable groups

TA 3: Evaluation and benchmarking of public health and policy interventions aimed at improving dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

  • Carla Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal 
  • Yannis Manios, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece 
  • Lynn Frewer, Newcastle University, United Kingdom 
  • Antonio Figueiredo, University of Coimbra, Portugal 
  • Liselotte Schäfer Elinder, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

For more information, please visit the DEDIPAC KH website