Projects Funded

Projects for which the facilities of The BESS Lab have been used:

Co-production of healthy, sustainable food systems for disadvantaged communities
Lead Research Organisation: University of Reading
Department Name: Food and Nutritional Sciences
Research Lead: Prof. Carol Wagstaff

University of Reading, United Kingdom (Lead Research Organisation)
Reading International Solidarity Centre (Project Partner)
pladis (UK) (Project Partner)
Shift Foundation (Project Partner)
Barfoots of Botley (Project Partner)
Women’s Environmental Network (Project Partner)
IGD (Project Partner)
Premier Foods plc (Project Partner)
Provide Devon (Project Partner)
Association of Convenience Stores (Project Partner)
Plymouth Soup Run (Project Partner)

This work will provide citizens of culturally-diverse disadvantaged communities with choice and agency over the food they consume, by co-developing new products, new supply chains and new policy frameworks that deliver an affordable, attractive, healthy and sustainable diet. The BESS Lab facilities are being used to enable communities to take part in generating and collecting data collection using Surface Devices and  eye-tracking equipment in a series of real-world and lab based studies.