Project - General

Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity; Knowledge Hub to integrate and develop infrastructure for research across Europe.

Hub Coordinator

Johannes Brug (The Netherlands)

Deputy Coordinators

Paul Finglas (United Kingdom)
Ute Nöthlings (Germany)

European Joint Programming Initiative

The Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub (KH) is the first action of the European Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) "A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life".


The objective of the DEDIPAC KH is "to understand the determinants, at both the individual and group levels, regarding dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours using a broad multidisciplinary approach, including biological, ecological, psychological, sociological, economic and other socio-economic perspectives and their interrelationships, and to translate this knowledge into a more effective promotion of a healthy diet and physical activity."


The DEDIPAC KH is a multidisciplinary consortium of scientists from 46 research centres supported by joint programming funds from 12 countries across Europe.

Thematic Areas

The work in DEDIPAC is divided into three Thematic Areas (TAs):

Scientific Advisory Board

Carla Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal
Yannis Manios, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
Lynn Frewer, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Antonio Figueiredo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Liselotte Schäfer Elinder, Karolinska Institute, Sweden



Official end of DEDIPAC
On November 30th, 2016, DEDIPAC officially came to its end. Read more...

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