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Catalyzing change in our diets

In the final meeting to draw connections between our diets, our health and wellbeing, and sustainability, the three witnesses will help us to think about ways in which policy could - and should - shape what we eat.

As always for the last meeting of term, our working title is 'catalysing change' and our first witness is Dr Brent Loken from the EAT Foundation in Oslo. EAT was created by the Stordalen Foundation, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Wellcome Trust in 2013 and aims to stimulate inter-disciplinary research in order reform the global food system, enabling us to feed a growing global population with healthy food from a healthy planet (

He will join Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University London's Centre for Food Policy, and Professor Theresa Marteau, the Director of the Director of Behaviour and Health Research Unit, who is keen to talk about ways to increase public support for effective policies.

To find out more about this theme or the meeting, please e-mail Dr Rosamunde Almond ().

In an Opinion article for the Research News website, Theresa Marteau argues that when it comes to sugary drinks, people prefer a nudge than a tax.

Read the article