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Diet impacts and determinants: Interactions and Transitions

Diet is important for overall personal well-being, it can be either beneficial or detrimental to health, and the question of diet is crucial in formulating different policies targeting public health. For several decades, research has been very active on the subject of dietary behaviours and how they affect people’s health. A collective scientific expertise was completed in 2010 by INRA at the request of the French Ministry in charge of Agriculture. This expertise presents a thorough review of the knowledge available regarding the determinants of dietary behaviour and outlines research needs.
INRA has decided to launch a metaprogramme to address a number of issues raised by the expertise. The research programme will encourage interdisciplinary approaches.