The CODIET project aims to investigate the relationship between diet and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases by trialling innovative monitoring technologies, such as wearable smart-cameras, and developing artificial intelligence tools to deliver personalised dietary advice. This European project wants to improve our understanding of the relationship between the food we eat and the common diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
Sciensano contributes to this effort and develops a range of policy scenarios combining the strengths of policy approaches adopted in the countries observed in several key policy areas.
We build on the policy benchmarking work undertaken in the H2020 Science and Technology in childhood Obesity (STOP) and Policy Evaluation Network (PEN) projects , utilising the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) across 11 European countries between 2019 and 2021. Sciensano coordinates a policy mapping and benchmarking effort to update the evidence collected from six of the 11 countries.
Sciensano works with the six countries’ national public health agencies to update the evidence documents upon which the earlier Food-EPI assessment relied, covering 24 policy areas. Based on the countries’ Food-EPI assessments, Sciensano develops a range of policy scenarios combining the strengths of approaches adopted in the countries observed in several key policy areas.
The CO-DIET project is funded by the European Union under Horizon Europe grant number 101084642.