Pre-conference: Road to Framework Convention on Food Systems: tackling global syndemic with food policy
Wednesday 20 November, 13:30 – 17:00
EUPHA Section Food and nutrition
Based on the EAT Lancet report and Lancet report on Global Syndemic key challenges overlap when discussing healthy diets and sustainable food production. And therefore, should be addressed in combined and comprehensive actions at all levels. Proposed topics cover key actions proposed by Global Syndemic report - A Policy Brief.
Overview of workshop topics and objectives
- Learn and discuss best food policy practices and implementation options
E.g. using nutrition labelling to alert consumers to products high in sugar, salt, and saturated fat, and stimulate industry reformulation and adding sustainability indicators, such as carbon and water footprints, to food labels to help consumers make sustainable choices.
- Discussing and learning about tools to monitor implementation of recommended policies E.g. Healthy Food Environment Policy Index
- Discussing Framework Convention on Food Systems (FCFS) as the comprehensive, legal framework to bind countries to collectively create food systems that promote health, equity, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. Using the constitutional provisions of UN agencies and/or regional bodies to develop a Framework Convention on Food Systems for Member States to ratify and enact nationally.
Pre-conference workshop draft agenda
13:30 – 14:00 Best food policy practices (presented by Piotr Romaniuk)
14:00 – 14:30 Case study: France (presented by Chantal Julia)
14:30 – 15:00 Tools to monitor the implementation of recommended policies: Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (presented by Stefanie Vandevijvere)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00 Global Syndemic Report and Framework Convention (presented by Tim Lobstein)
16:00 – 17:00 First Steps Towards Framework Convention on Food Systems and Group discussion on key FCFS articles (e.g. Packaging and labelling, Advertising and marketing, Public awareness and education, Price and tax measures) and policy implementation opportunities and challenges
 Group discussions will be facilitated with a world-café methodology to encourage active participation, networking, in-depth discussions and proposal collection. World-café is a structured conversational process for knowledge sharing in which groups of people discuss a topic at several tables, with individuals switching tables periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion at their new table by a table host.
The registration fee is € 70 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.