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Video: 4 hours 20 minutes
07 November 2021

Changing behaviour: from policy to table - moving the dial towards healthy sustainable diets

A half day e-symposium with international experts exploring policies and scientific insights into how best to nudge individuals towards sustainable eating habits. Topics include the current European green deal, how poor eating habits are impacting on the planet, case studies for minimising waste, optimum communication strategies, the power of social media and packaging.

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Our food choices and dietary behaviours are having a big impact on our health and that of our planet. However, changing people’s habits is notoriously difficult. So what should the approach be if we are to improve the way we eat, for the sake of both health and sustainability?

Following this webinar, you will have a clearer understanding of the challenges faced in changing our dietary behaviour, the latest policies and how we are delivering against current targets. You will gain an awareness of the mechanisms and challenges of using nudge tactics as a way to change dietary behaviour via altering the food environment.





Professor Ian Rowland
Co-Chair - Professor Ian Rowland, Emeritus Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Reading
Dr Gemma Newman
Co-Chair - Dr Gemma Newman, GP, Plant Power Doctor

The European Green Deal, alternative proteins and dietary shift

Cindy Schoumacher
Cindy Schoumacher, EU policy officer, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

Where are we now? Sustainability gaps in the UK and EU

Dr Rosemary Green
Dr Rosemary Green, Associate Professor in Sustainability, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Persuasion and Nudging towards Healthier Diets: Basics and Pitfalls

Professor Tim Smits
Professor Tim Smits, Professor at KU Leuven. Persuasion & marketing communication Vice-dean of education at Faculty of Social Sciences, University Leuven, Belgium

Encouraging behavioural shifts towards sustainable diets: understanding intention behaviour gaps

Dr Kate Laffan
Dr Kate Laffan, University College Dublin, Ireland

Front-of-package nutrition labelling and healthy food choice: Opportunities and difficulties

Dr Lina-Maija Ikonen
Dr Iina-Maija Ikonen, Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Marketing School of Management, University of Bath

Communicating the environmental impact of recipes – The potential of apps and ecolabels

Dr Christian Reynolds
Dr Christian Reynolds, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Food Policy, City University, London, UK

Promoting sustainable healthy eating among families – Focus on Food Waste

Dr Jess Haines
Dr Jess Haines, Professor of Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Canada