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.
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
CLIVE NEEDLE, Senior Policy Advisor, EuroHealthNet