Innovation for Health - 14 February 2019
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Innovation for Health - Shaping the future of healthcare
Innovation for Health - Shaping the future of healthcare
Innovation for Health - Shaping the future of healthcare
Innovation for Health - Shaping the future of healthcare

Jacob Seidell

Professor & Head of the Institute for Health Sciences, VU University

Session

14:15 - 15:25
From treatment to prevention

Prof. Jacob C. Seidell was appointed as full professor (2002-present) and head of the Institute for Health Sciences (2003-2013) at the VU University in Amsterdam. Since 2013 he is appointed as one of the two distinguished ‘university professors’ at the VU University and co-director of Sarphati Amsterdam, a multidisciplinary research institute that focuses on healthy development of children through healthier lifestyles and environments.
His research focuses on the understanding of determinants of food choice and the effectiveness of (policy) interventions in the context of the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases in general and of obesity in particular. He (co)-authored well over 500 scientific papers and chapters in books on these topics but he also writes columns for leading national newspapers and popular books for the general public. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

Abstract

Towards a local integrated food policy. 
Increasing urbanization requires a systematic approach towards nutrition related issues. Sustainable solutions are needed to ensure food security for all citizens These include issues such as local food production (urban agriculture), distribution and processing as well as consumption and waste management. This demands an intersectoral approach that includes urban planning, education, transportation and the health care sector.
There are several examples of truly integrated local approaches. The Milan urban food policy pacts have led to innovative policies in the Netherlands. Amsterdam has an urban food policy that also covers the prevention and management of childhood overweight and obesity. They have taken a life-course and upstream approach. With respect to the life course a focus is placed on the first 1000 days after conception, on food policies in schools, canteens and worksites and emphasis on the elderly. Healthy growth and development for the young and healthy aging for adults. The upstream approach implies and emphasis on physical, social, cultural and economic environments that influence food intake and health. Using locally produced foods and short chains of food production in school-meals is an example of combining targets related to sustainability and health. Constant evaluation of processes and outcomes are accompanying the transition towards an improved local food system.

Henk van Houten
Royal Philips

Henk van Houten
Edwin Moses
Ablynx
Edwin Moses

Peter Paul van Benthem
Dutch Association of Medical Specialists

Peter Paul van Benthem
Niels Chavannes
LUMC
Niels Chavannes

Madelon Maurice
UMC Utrecht & Oncode Institute

Madelon Maurice
Ingmar de Gooijer
myTomorrows
Ingmar de Gooijer
Tom Miller
GreyBird Ventures
Tom Miller
Mark van Houdenhoven
Sint Maartenskliniek
Mark van Houdenhoven
Ruben Kok
Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences
Ruben Kok
Colja Laane
Mibiton
Colja Laane

Arthur Lahr
Kiadis Pharma

Arthur Lahr
Eveliene Manten-Horst
AYA Jongvolwassen & Kanker
Eveliene Manten-Horst
Kas Maessen
NWO Grootschalig Infrastructuur
Kas Maessen
Eline Vrijland-van Beest
NightBalance
Eline Vrijland-van Beest
Jos Malda
UMC Utrecht
Jos Malda
Lucien Hordijk
Journalist
Maarten van Dongen
LabForRent
Maarten van Dongen
Kees Recourt
Mibiton Foundation
Kees Recourt

Maurits van Selms
ACTA

Maurits Selms
Marianne van der Steen
MERLN
Marianne van der Steen
Werner Verbiest
Janssen Diagnostics
Werner Verbiest
Markwin Velders
Kite Pharma
Markwin Velders
Nicolas Vergauwe
miDiagnostics
Nicolas Vergauwe

Marc Schellekens
LabHotel Rotterdam

Marc Schellekens
Bert-Arjan Millenaar
NLC The Healthtec Venture Builder
Bert-Arjan Millenaar
Phil L'Huillier
MSD
Jeff Gielen
Kadans Science Partner
Jeff Gielen
Annemiek Verkamman
HollandBIO
Ton van der Steen
Erasmus MC Medical Delta
Hans Schikan
Health~Holland
Joep de Groot
CbusineZ
Joep de Groot
Peter Hinssen
nexxworks
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Gemeente Rotterdam
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