PRE-CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2017 (12:30 - 17:00)
Healthy meals: a way to environmental, economic and social sustainability?
EUPHA Section on Food and Nutrition, Swedish National Network for Good Food Habits
The food we eat, how we eat it, and the way we produce it has a bearing on most of the Sustainable Development Goals in Agenda 2030 and the overall aim of this pre-conference is to highlight this.
Healthy meals are of special relevance to the issue of sustainability, having a large impact on several aspects, for example, environmental, economic and social. The published report from the EUPHA section on Food and Nutrition illustrates the relationship between healthy and sustainable diets. Specifically, given the importance of publicly-financed meals in Sweden, host of the EPH Conference 2017, we would like to shine a light on these types of meals as a way to reach greater overall sustainability.
This pre-conference aims to reflect upon certain issues central to more sustainable meals. The importance of plant-based diets will be highlighted, and the impact of production methods and consumption patterns will be touched upon, taking procurement practices and waste into consideration. The pre-conference will present both the theoretical background and share some practical examples.
Welcome from the chair
13:30 Natalie Rangelov, Vice-President of the EUPHA Section on Food and Nutrition and Lena Björck, Swedish National Network for Good Food Habits
Food as an essential link between health and sustainability
13:40 Amanda Wood, The EAT-Lancet commission/Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Topic: Using science-based criteria to reconfigure global food systems
14:00 Elin Röös, Swedish Agricultural University.
Topic: Food production and climate impact
14:15 Mattias Eriksson, Swedish Agricultural University.
Topic: Economic and environmental costs of food waste
14.30 Emma Patterson, Stockholm County Council/Karolinska Institutet.
Topic: How can Swedish school meals be made more sustainable?
Questions to all from the 1st session
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
Changing the conditions to enable sustainable diets to be normal
15:30 Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, University of London, UK
Experience: Ghent en Garde, striving for more sustainable local food system
16:05 Katrien Verbeke, City of Ghent, Belgium
Food, health and equality from an Agenda 2030 perspective
16:30 Annica Sohlström, General Director Swedish National Food Agency
Questions to all from the 2nd session
Concluding comments from chair
The registration fee is € 70 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.