Three new projects for NRP 69 "Healthy Nutrition"

20/Jun/2016

The SNSF granted CHF 2.9 million for integrative research projects examining the entire food chain, from production to health outcomes.

For the second research phase of the National Research Programme "Healthy Nutrition and Sustainable Food Production" (NRP 69), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) approved three new projects. These integrative projects will analyse the entire food chain, from agricultural production through to public health, and will thereby complement the PNR 69 projects already underway.

The project led by Matthias Stolze at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) will examine to what extent official dietary recommendations contradict or reinforce the objectives of sustainability in the food chain. At the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Jürg Minsch will study how the consumption of meat and dairy products influences sustainability goals. Suren Erkman's research work at the University of Lausanne will focus on the social challenges and drivers that lie behind changes in eating habits.

The projects were selected from a total of seven submitted applications. With an overall budget of CHF 2.9 million, the projects should contribute to the objective of NRP 69 in developing practice-oriented principles for a sustainable food production and a healthy nutrition. The synthesis report of the entire programme will be published in 2019.

Contact

Division IV, programmes
Marjory Hunt
E-mail marjory.hunt@snf.ch