Food & Health Academy
Nutrition - Life Style - Health
The Food & Health Academy of the University of Hamburg started in the winter semester 2010/2011 with a public lecture series on the topics of food, health and nutrition. Scientists gave lectures on current issues and findings on obesity, type II diabetes, metabolic disorders, and mental illnesses such as anorexia and bulimia.
The opening event on October 25, 2010 was also the founding date of the Food & Health Academy. The first lecture was given by Prof. Dr. rer. physiol. Dr. h.c. Ulrike Beisiegel, Director of the Institute for Molecular Cell Biology at the Center for Experimental Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and Acting President of the Georg-August-University Göttingen, on the topic "Lipids and Heart Attack - Genetic Predisposition and Nutrition".
What do we want to achieve?
The FHA sees itself as an educational forum for all interested groups of the population in matters of health and nutrition. This has established a new interface that promotes dialogue between the scientific community and the public in the areas of food and nutrition and the resulting health issues, in order to raise public awareness of healthy eating and sustainable food use.
"Our primary aim with the Food & Health Academy is to provide science-based education on health and nutrition and to clarify misinformation circulating among the public," explains Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer, founder of the FHA.
The respective contents are prepared in each case - faithfully our guidance model "TRANSLATING SCIENCE" - by recognized experts inside in detail and understandably presented, whereby also on a controversial view of the topics value is attached.
In addition to an introduction to the subject matter, participants are given the opportunity to deepen and update their knowledge.
Due to the COVID19 pandemic and the resulting health protection restrictions, we were unfortunately forced to suspend FHA operations over the past 2 ½ years. Since the situation has increasingly eased, but there is still some uncertainty, we have decided not to start again until the summer semester of 2023.
In the usual manner, the respective contents will then - true to our mission statement "TRANSLATING SCIENCE" - be prepared in detail and presented in an understandable manner by recognized experts, whereby value will also be placed on a controversial consideration of the topics.
In addition to an introduction to the subject matter, the participants of the event are thus given the opportunity to deepen and update their knowledge.
Prof. Dr. Markus Fischer