Associated partners

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 Nutrition Commission.
  • 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 and activities.



  • 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 University with University Hospital "Lozenetz"(MFSU-UHL)
    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 Insurance Fund.


  • Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ)
    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.

Czech Republic

  • 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 (NIHD)
    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)
    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 Research (INRA)
    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.


  • Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
    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 Health.
  • German Nutrition Society (DGE)
    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 adolescence.
  • 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 Nutrition (OGYEI)
    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)
    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 IRL)
    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 evaluation.
  • Centre for Health and Diet Research (HRB -CHDR)
    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 nutrition.


  • 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 Control (SPKC)
    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 (La Ligue)
    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 preventive measures.


  • 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.