Indonesian Ministry of Health and EAT Foundation to co-host 1st Asia Pacific Food Forum

Published March 15, 2017

On March 10th 2017, the EAT Foundation together with the Indonesian Ministry of Health launched a partnership to host the first Asia Pacific Food Forum in Jakarta on October 30th-31st, 2017.

On the 10th March 2017, the Indonesian Ministry of Health launched a partnership with the EAT Foundation to convene the Asia Pacific Food Forum in Jakarta later this year (30-31 October 2017). This regional forum aims to increase the commitment of countries, the private sector and academia, especially in the Asia Pacific region, to mainstream healthy diets and promote a sustainable food system in order to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Around 700 leaders in the Asia Pacific region, coming from the fields of science, politics and business, are expected to attend The Asia Pacific Food Forum. The meeting will focus on solutions, commitment and innovation.

At a meeting with the EAT Foundation’s CEO Jonathan Farnell, Dr. Usman Mushtaq, member of the Board of Directors, and Director for Special Projects Ms. Saba Loftus, Indonesia’s Minister of Health Prof. Nila F. Moeloek expressed her appreciation of the project and called it an honor for Indonesia to host the inaugural Asia Pacific Food Forum. In a separate meeting, Secretary General of the Ministry of Health Mr. Untung Suseno reiterated his commitment on behalf of the Ministry of Health to cooperate fully in making the Asia Pacific Food Forum a success.


The EAT Foundation is a global strategic initiative linking food, health and sustainability across science, business, poli­cy and civil society. Originally launched as an initiative, EAT is now an independent foundation with three core partners: the Wellcome Trust, the Stordalen Foundation and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. EAT seeks to link food, health, and environmental sustainability in the context of science, business and policy. H.E. Prof. Nila F. Moeloek has been involved in guiding the organization since its inception as a member of the EAT Advisory Board.

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