NCoE Food, Nutrition & Health is Launched!

The NordForsk Nordic Centres of Excellence programme on Food Nutrition and Health was launched with a kick-off event at Voksenåsen Kultur- og konferansesenter in Oslo, 4 June 2007.
NordForsk Chair Kari Kveseth held an introductory speech about NordForsk and the NCoE programme, and the centre leaders presented the plans and aims of their new Nordic research centres. Keynote speaker was nutritional science professor Knut-Inge Klepp, Director of the Department for Public Health at The Norwegian Directorate of Health and Social Services. His talk “Public health to the public” dealt with the challenge of translating research-based knowledge on Food & Health into public health profit.

The three Nordic Centres of Excellence on Food, Nutrition & Health are:

HELGA: Nordic Health – Wholegrain Food.
Co-ordinated by Anne Tjønneland at the Danish Cancer Society, Denmark.

SYSDIET: Systems biology in controlled dietary interventions and cohort studies.
Co-ordinated by Matti Uusitupa, Universitety of Kuopio, Finland.

MitoHealth: Centre for Bioactive Food Components and Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases.
Co-ordinated by Rolf Kristian Berge, Universitety of Bergen, Norway.

The centres were also presented in St.Petersburg 25 April, at the kick-off “Northern Taste Dimension” – a part of the the Nordic Council of Ministers‘ New Nordic Food programme.
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