SDG 3:

Good health and well-being

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ENSURE HEALTHY LIVES AND PROMOTE WELL-BEING FOR ALL AT ALL AGES

Many more people are living healthy lives today than a decade ago. Nevertheless, people are still suffering needlessly from preventable diseases, and too many are dying prematurely.

Poor eating habits, overeating, malnutrition and consumption of contaminated foods are the main causes of adverse food-related health effects. We need to develop tools and knowledge to prevent this, promote healthy diets and improve human health.

WUR translates the impact of food on human health to best practices in food production, consumption and composition

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) contributes to international research agendas by addressing key questions. What can be done to combat poor eating habits? How can we produce and distribute foods in an innovative and sustainable way? Can we use plant molecules to develop an alternative for antibiotics? Is it possible to mitigate Alzheimer’s by changing dietary patterns? How can we detect diseases early on by looking at the blood of mosquitoes? These and countless other new findings on human health impacts need to be translated into best practices for food composition (e.g. reformulation), production and consumption.

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