The consortium of JANPA is composed of 39 organisations nominated by the
participating EU Member States and the associated countries. It includes 9
ministries, 3 public agencies, 13 public institutions, 9 centers and
universities, 2 associations, 1 nutrition society, 1 public health authority
and 1 public health insurance fund.
Austrian Federal Ministry
of Health (BMG)
BMG is the National Competent Authority for nutrition, food law, health
promotion, prevention and health care including health/nutrition literacy.
BMG is responsible for the Austrian Nutrition Action Plan, Austrian Health
Targets and Austrian Health Promotion Strategy and hosts the National
Austrian Agency for Health and
Food Safety (AGES)
AGES is an independent expert organization in the field of food security,
food safety and public health issues in Austria. AGES Center for Nutrition
& Prevention provides professional expertise in the prevention of
nutrition-associated diseases in form of targeted, group-specific
information as well as the evaluation and development of preventive measures
National Centre of Public Health
and Analysis (NCPHA)
NCPHA is a scientific, expert and consultative body that participate in
the development, implementation and the realization of national public
health and nutrition policy.
Ministry of Health (MoH BG)
The Bulgarian Ministry of Health is a public institution responsible for
preparing and implementing policy in the field of Public health, Food
Safety, Nutrition and physical activity on a national level. The MoH also
has the leading role in the performance of national studies on Nutrition and
physical activity of the population in the country.
Faculty of Medicine Sofia
Academic institution with one of
the best equipped and staffed hospitals in Sofia. Experience in teaching of
medical students and postgraduate students in preventive medicine and
healthy lifestyle. The faculty has strong relations with the Health
Croatian Institute of Public
HZJZ coordinates and provides professional guidance and supervision of
public health activity in the health system. The activity of HZJZ includes
monitoring and analysis of health care indicators, health education and
health promotion, epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable
diseases, ensuring the health safety of water, foodstuffs and air,
laboratory diagnostics, immunization and sanitation.
Croatian Health Insurance Fund (HZZO)
HZZO is a government organization established to enforce basic health
insurance and carry out other duties under the Health Insurance Act from
2001 and Healthcare Act from 1993.
National Institute of Public Health (SZU)
SZU is a health care establishment for health promotion and diseases
prevention including consumer protection and monitoring of environmental
impact on health. The main activities include research, expert opinions,
social marketing and legislation. The Centre for Public Health Promotion
(CPHP) at the SZU participates in the JA.
National Institute for Health Development
NIDH is a government-established research and development body that at
national level collect, connect and provide reliable information from a
multitude of sources related to the health of the Estonian population so as
to increase their wellbeing and help them live a longer and healthier life.
National Institute for Health and Welfare
THL is a research and development institute working to promote the health
and welfare of the population in Finland. The responsibility for the
coordination of WP7 “Early interventions” is carried out by the Nutrition
Unit which take part in food policy planning and actions, houses a national
food composition database and conduct nutritional epidemiologic research.
French Agency for Food, Environmental and
Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)
ANSES is a public organisation that undertakes monitoring, expert
appraisal, research and reference missions and implements independent
multi-disciplinary scientific expertise. Its principal mission is to
contribute to the protection of human health with respect to the
environment, the workplace and food. It also contributes to the health and
welfare of animals, the protection of plant health, the evaluation of the
nutritional and functional characteristics of food and is also responsible
for veterinary medicinal products.
French Ministry of Social
Affairs, Health and Women Rights. Directorate General
of Health (DGS FR)
DGS FR is responsible for proposing the objectives and priorities for the
French policies in the field of public health. DGS FRI sets the legislative
and regulatory framework, develop the public health plans and national
health programmes and ensure their implementation. DGS FR leads the
national nutritional policy.
French National Institute for Agricultural
INRA produces scientific knowledge and work for economic and social
innovation in the areas of food, agriculture and environment. In partnership
with ANSES, the ALISS Research Unit of INRA created the French observatory
of food quality (Oqali) to assess the efforts of the food industry and
retailers in the improvement of the nutritional food quality in France.
The Institute of Sport Science and Sport (ISS) at FAU has been operating
for more than 10 years with a visionary agenda focusing on Physical Activity
and Public Health. It is WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity and
German Nutrition Society
DGE is an official incorporated society funded by the Federal
Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). Since its establishment in 1953 it
is engaged in topics on nutrition and nutritional research. Key publications
of the DGE that serve as a common basis for any national activity are -
among others - The Reference Values for Nutrient Intake as well as the
Evidence based Guidelines for the Primary Prevention for Nutrition-Related
Diseases. The DGE has, moreover, developed and published Quality Standards
for Meals in Daycare Centers and Schools - as well as for other settings -
in order to not only optimize the nutrient quality of the meals but also to
enhance the physical and intellectual development of children and
aid information service
Healthy Start - Young Family Network (aid/GiL)
aid information service is a non-profit organisation, funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). aid provides information, based on research and practice and has published about 450 publications in the fields of agriculture, food and nutrition. The network “Healthy Start - Young Family Network" (Gesund ins Leben - Netzwerk Junge Familie) combines all relevant professional organizations, institutions, and societies to accompany and support parents through pregnancy and during the first three years of their child’s life by providing nationwide uniform recommendations on nutrition, physical activity, and allergy prevention.
Alexander Technological Educational
Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITH)
ATEITH is the second largest Technological Educational Institute of
Greece and include 5 schools (faculties) and 23 Departments including the
Department of Human Nutrition & Dietetics which carries out educational and
research activities. The WP3 Leader and the staff members of ATEITH have
extended expertise in the field of childhood obesity and nutrition with
significant scientific and research achievements and experience in the field
of project evaluation.
Hospital of Aristotle University - Thessaloniki (AHEPA)
The AHEPA University General Hospital of Thessaloniki is considered one
of the biggest hospitals in Greece. AHEPA provides tertiary health care in
all fields of Medicine, including the management of obesity in a
multidisciplinary way, in patients of any age group, among them a large
group of adolescents, from both Thessaloniki, but also from major areas of
Macedonia and Thrace. In AHEPA, a Center of Obesity Management (COM) of
European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) - the only one in
Greece - is established.
National Institute of Pharmacy and
The successor of the National Institute for Food and Nutrition Science
(OETI), carries out scientific research, professional-methodological and
educational tasks in the field of nutrition. Its main research focus is
conducting national diet, nutritional status and school nutrition surveys.
The institute is active in carrying out nutrition intervention programmes
with expertise in the monitoring.
National Institute for Health Development
OEFI is a government-based agency that plans, coordinates, monitors and
evaluates public health and health promotion at the national level. The
global objectives of the OEFI are to improve the health of the Hungarian
population, to develop disease prevention and to promote healthy lifestyles.
In 2013 the OEFI set up the Health Communication Centre.
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland
IPH promotes cooperation for public health on the island of Ireland. IPH
has three key areas of work: strengthening public health intelligence, building public health capacity, and
policy and programme development and
Centre for Health and Diet Research (HRB
The HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research provides a national focal
point for public health nutrition research in the Republic of Ireland. Its
mission is to develop a sustainable national inter-institutional and
interagency consortium, focused on promoting the health and wellbeing of the
Irish population by producing and effectively disseminating high-quality
evidence to guide practice and policy in the area of public health
Ministry of Health (MoH)
The MoH is responsible for ensuring access to adequate health care for
all citizens and thus collaborates with regional administration to evaluate
and guide improvements in care, take action to improve health equality, and
develop plans to handle serious health risks.
Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS-CNESPS)
ISS is the leading technical and scientific public body of the Italian
National Health Service. Its activities include research, control, training
and consultation in the interest of public health protection. The mission of
its National Centre for Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Promotion (CNESPS) is to develop and apply both epidemiological/biostatistical
methods and health promotion strategies to protect human health and to
evaluate health services.
Centre for Disease Prevention and
SPKC is responsible for implementation of public health policy in the
field of nutrition, non-communicable diseases and health promotion. The main
activities include organization of educational activities and public
awareness campaigns on a national and regional level, and coordination of
the national networks of healthy schools and healthy municipalities.
Education and Diseases
Prevention Centre (SMLPC)
SMPLC is a public health institution implementing the public health
strategy for improving public health and non-infectious diseases and injury
prevention by carrying out public health promotion of non-formal education,
and public health professionals’ trainings.
Ministry of Health (MISA)
MISA is the competent authority concerning national public health. In the
field of nutrition and physical activity, MISA coordinates the national
programme “Healthy Eating, More physical activity” which focuses on health
promotion in schools, day care centres, youth centres and municipalities.
Ligue médico-sociale, Ligue
luxembourgeoise de Prévention et d'Action médico-sociales
The Ligue medico-sociale is a major force in Luxembourg that is entrusted
with medico-social and social missions from the Luxembourg’s Government. The
medico-social activities covers the fight against Tuberculosis and
respiratory diseases and they do a lot in prevention in order to help to
insure the well-being and health especially of children.
Ministry for Energy and Health (MEH)
The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate is responsible
for leading health promotion and prevention programmes related to
non-communicable diseases and preventable risk factors.
Norwegian Directorate of Health (HDIR)
The Norwegian Directorate of Health is an
executive agency and competent authority subordinated to the Ministry of
Health and Care Services. Its mission is to improve the health of the entire
nation through integrated and targeted activities across services, sectors
and administrative levels.
Medical University of Silesia (SUM)
The research activity of SUM involves both basic medical sciences and
clinical disciplines. SUM consists in five main Schools and conduct
undergraduate studies in 15 fields, as well as postgraduate, doctoral
studies and specialisation courses.
Directorate-General of Health (MS)
The Directorate-General of Health is a public body of the Ministry of
Health. It is responsible for emitting clinical and organizational norms and
guidelines, developing the National Health Plan and Public Health Programs,
Policies and Strategies and ensuring their implementation. DGS
coordinates the National Program for Healthy Eating Promotion and National
Strategy for Physical Activity Promotion.
Public Health Authority of the Slovak
Republic (UVZ SR)
UVZSR is a specialized institution and public health body in the area of
prevention and protection of health. UVZSR elaborates proposals of basic
directions and priorities of state health policy in the area of public
health, mainly in the area of nutrition, promotion of healthy nutrition,
health security of food, food for infants and small children. The competence
of UVZSR is also for the area of health protection of children and youth,
health promotion, influence of living environment factors on health,
surveillance of infectious diseases, etc.
National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ)
NIJZ is the central Slovenian institution for public health practice,
research and education. The main function of NIJZ is to provide research in
the field of health, protect and increase the level of health of the
population by raising the awareness of population and carrying out other
Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN)
AECOSAN is the result of a merge between the Spanish Agency for Food
Safety and Nutrition and the National Consumers Institute. It is an
independent organisation and its field of action include the promotion of
health in relation to nutrition and especially issues related to the
prevention of obesity.