Transforming food systems – adding value for better health in Europe

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 | 14.45-17.15 | Room 2

Organised by Federal Ministry of Health and Woman’s Affairs of Austria

During the last century, the intention of European food policies was to tackle undernutrition and food insecurity by making food affordable and available to everybody. Unfortunately, this success story has also had some unintended consequences.
Diets characterised by frequent consumption of processed foods high in saturated and trans-fats, refined carbohydrates and salt and a low intake of vegetables, fruits and whole grain foods are now  widespread in Europe, with rising obesity prevalence and a significant disease burden. Consequently, more attention and efforts are needed to change towards a truly “healthy eating environment”.

To achieve this, panellists will discuss what incentives and disincentives are currently influencing and constraining actors in the modern food supply chains.

  • What are the entry points for changing food systems?
  • What is the role of food chain length?
  • What might encourage sectors involved in food systems to innovate further and bring their competitors with them in a healthier direction?
F1 Programme PDF

Session recording

EHFG 2017 webcasts

All sessions

Speakers & panellists

Part 1: Inputs & panel discussion

Setting the scene: WHO priorities for actions, interrelations between NCDs and lifestyle with a focus on nutrition

JO JEWELL, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Developments and prospects in research related to food systems and health, inter-sectoral collaborations

KAREN FABBRI, Head of Sector, FOOD 2030, DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission

Latest knowledge on priorities for transforming food systems

CORINNA HAWKES, Professor of Food Policy, Director, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London

Part 2: Inputs & panel discussion

Overview of the organisation, localisation along the food value chain, perspective and priorities

JAVIER VALLE, Senior Policy Advisor, COPA & COGECA (European Farmers & European Agri-Cooperatives)

JOHANN MARIHART, President, Food Industries Association of Austria

ELS BEDERT, Adviser, Food & Non-Food Product Safety, EuroCommerce

Moderation

CLIVE NEEDLE, Senior Policy Advisor, EuroHealthNet

Biographical information

Name
CV
Abstract
Presentation
NameBedert, Els
CVDownload PDF
NameFabbri, Karen
CVDownload PDF
PresentationDownload PDF
NameHawkes, Corinna
CVDownload PDF
PresentationDownload PDF
NameJewell, Jo
CVDownload PDF
PresentationDownload PDF
NameMarihart, Johann
CVDownload PDF
NameNeedle, Clive
CVDownload PDF
NameValle, Javier
CVDownload PDF

Organisers

Impressions

View complete photo collection

/latest update 12.10. md/

Links & Social Media

EHFG News & Updates

EHFG Headquarters

EHFG Vienna Office

VAT No. ATU44155007 Bank Data:
IBAN AT 152040400200222240 
BIC SBGSAT2S
Bank Salzburger Sparkasse
Kirchplatz, 5630 Bad Hofgastein, Austria