Project leader: Kieran Tuohy, Fondazione Edmund Mach

Web communication: Anna Eriksson,  (E-STaR) Fondazione Edmund Mach,

Bando "I comunicatori STAR della scienza", Provincia Autonoma di Trento

The EFH project is built around the “one health” concept, and will address how ENVIRONMENT, FOOD and HEALTH are all linked to obesity and healthy ageing.
By the year 2060 more than 20% of the EUREGIO population will be over 65 years of age, placing considerable economic burden on social provision and health care costs. Similarly, more than 50% of our people are currently overweight and nearly 20% obese. This “perfect storm” of age and obesity related chronic disease threatens the economic viability of our region and the health and welfare of our people.

The EFH project proposes a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on scientific expertise in different disciplines (environmental science, public health, psychology of risk perception, dairy science, food science and technology, nutrition, metabolomics, genetics, bioinformatics, gut microbiota, gene ecology, cell biology, biomedicine, epidemiology, clinical nutrition, obesity and gerontology), to tackle the multifaceted challenges of obesity and healthy ageing.


Workshop: “Socio-economic Impact of Obesity and Healthy Aging” – March 23rd, 2019

It’s our pleasure to invite you to an interdisciplinary workshop where national and international speakers will share their experiences and expertise about “Socio-economic impact of obesity and healthy aging”.

The workshop will be held on March 23rd, 2019 from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm at UMIT– University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Eduard-Wallnoefer-Zentrum 1, A-6060 Hall. i.T., Austria.

The complete program and further information about this public event are attached. The workshop is addressed to clinicians, public bodies, health care providers, and interested audience.

Registration for the workshop is free of charge, but participants are required to register via email to

The workshop will be held in English. Translation to German or Italian will be provided upon prior request.
A dedicated poster session will give you the opportunity to meet and exchange with researchers from the EUREGIO - Environment Food and Health project who will provide insights on their ongoing subprojects ranging from sustainable food production, nutrition studies, public health and risk perception research.

Download the full programme of the event: