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Designing a research infrastructure (RI) on food behaviour and health: Balancing user needs, business model, governance mechanisms and technology

RICHFIELDS partners have published some of the final results of the project in the scientific journal Trends in Food Science & Technology. Click here to read the publication. Highlights of the publication: There is a need to better support science on food intake and its determinants (DI).DI Platform links consumer, business, science-generated data on food [...]

New RICHFIELDS project leaflet

The new RICHFIELDS project leaflet illustrates the outcomes of the project and its role in the building of the first Research Infrastructure on Food, Nutrition and Health (FNH-RI) in Europe. Download the leaflet here or see below.

RICHFIELDS – Final Event 2018 in Brussels, Belgium

On Tuesday 18th September 2018, EuroFIR hosted the RICHFIELDS final conference in Brussels. The conference marked the culmination of the project which, over the last three years, designed a consumer-data platform to collect and connect, compare and share information about food behaviours, to revolutionise research on every-day choices made across Europe. The event was attended [...]

RICHFIELDS – The movie

How can we improve healthy and sustainable diets in Europe?  This documentary takes a look back on the hard work done by the project RICHFIELDS and the "coming soon" FNH-RI (Research Infrastructure on Food, Nutrition and Health). It describes the main objectives and challenges encountered throughout this three-year project and shows the main highlights and [...]

Finland to join the Research Infrastructure on Food, Nutrition and Health

Ten European countries are currently working to build the most innovative virtual environment (FNH-RI) to collect and share data, tools and services on food, nutrition and health. On 19th June 2018 the RICHFIELDS project coordinator Karin Zimmermann held a workshop in Helsinki to present the challenges and benefits of a future involvement of Finland in [...]

Do researchers know how to use a Research Infrastructure?

Just think of what we could do if we could collect, standardise and harmonise all data available from businesses, researchers and consumers all in one place. Resources are scattered across the globe in different formats and different languages. In fact, it has become increasingly difficult for scientists to obtain data, tools, and services on food, [...]

RICHFIELDS Video: three years in review

Is it possible to increase the sustainability of food production while getting people to eat more healthy diets? After three years of in-depth research into how to collect and share information about consumers' health and food behavior, the EU-funded project RICHFIELDS presents a vision for revolutionizing future research.

  • Richfield Final Conference 2018 - September 18th at Square Brussels Meeting Centre

RICHFIELDS Final Conference 2018

Richfields final conference will take place on 18 September 2018 at Square (Rue Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels) at 9.30 and will open with a session chaired by Peter M. Abuja from the Medical University of Graz. Registration is open. Reserve your seat and click here. Travel Info Speakers bios and Presentations (to be uploaded [...]

Workshop: Future Directions for Research Infrastructures for Food, Nutrition & Health

The department of Nutrition at University of Oslo hosted an international workshop to explore future directions for Research Infrastructures for Food, Nutrition & Health (FNR-RI) in Norway and Europe. The presentations used can be downloaded by the following link:  

Blog post: Healthy food and a sustainable food system: two sides of the coin

drs. Thom Achterbosch,Senior Researcher, Wageningen University & Research How to stimulate large groups of people to make healthier and more sustainable food choices? As a scientist, I find this question intriguing. The focus of attention is not on the individual consumer’s behaviour, but on the food system this consumer is part of. This system provides the context [...]