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IFNH 5th Annual Forum: Shaping sustainable food systems for future generations

The Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH) is delighted to invite you to our 5th Annual Forum, which will take place online on Wednesday 8th  February 2023 from 14.00 – 17.00 (GMT).

This year’s theme is about shaping sustainable food systems for future generations, including the combination of improved knowledge and innovative policies to enhance behaviour change by food producers, food processors, food distributors, and consumers.

14:00 Welcome Prof. Carol Wagstaff, Research Dean
for Agriculture, Food and Health,
University of Reading
14:05 IFNH activities and achievements Prof. Ian Givens, IFNH Director,
University of Reading
14:15 What changes to the UK food supply will be needed to ensure a sustainable yet nutritionally adequate diet? Prof. Nigel Scollan, GRI Director,
Institute for Global Food Security,
Queen’s University Belfast
14:45 InformPack: Development of public engagement actions, tools
and strategies to enable a sustainable shift in food packaging culture in
Dr Stella Lignou, Associate Professor,
Sensory and Consumer Science,
University of Reading
15:00 Evaluating the role of traditional crops for providing healthy sustainable
diets for the Semi-Arid Tropics: A collaboration with ICRISAT
Dr Jane Parker, Associate Professor in
Flavour Chemistry, University of Reading
15:15 Enabling healthy and sustainable food choices in disadvantaged
Dr Raluca Briazu, Postdoctoral Research
Fellow in Applied Behavioural Science,
University of Reading
15:30 Short break
15:45 Challenges and opportunities for working towards a more trusted
food system
Dr Anna Macready, Associate Professor,
Applied Economics & Marketing,
University of Reading
16:00 The EIT Food Strategic Missions Programme: Shaping priorities for actions
Mission 1 Healthier Lives through Food
Mission 2 Net-Zero Food System
Dr Beatrix Wepner, Scientist, Innovation
Systems and Policy, Austrian Institute of
Technology GmbH, ViennaStephane Durant, Head of Innovation,
Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s
University Belfast
16:40 Q&A Chaired by Prof. Ian Givens, IFNH Director
and Prof. Vimal Karani, IFNH Deputy
Director, University of Reading
17:00 Formal close

The event is free to attend, please register your attendance and share this with your networks.


8 February
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH)