Bad eating habits, over-eating, malnutrition or consumption of contaminated foods are the main causes of adverse food related health effects. In order to prevent this and thus improve human health via a healthy diet we need to develop tools and knowledge.
Wageningen contributes to international research agendas by looking into subjects as ‘how can we reduce poor eating habits’, ‘which foods have the best nutrional and health promoting value’, ’How can we innovate, produce and distribute these foods in a sustainable way’ and ‘How can we balance food safety and healthy nutrition’. New findings on impacts on human health need to be translated into best practices for food composition (e.g. reformulation), production, and consumption.