Cambridge Global Food Security, continues to be a valuable partner in the EIT Food #AnnualFoodAgenda Project, hosting more successful events under this season’s title: Healthier Nutrition. Led by IMDEA (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies), the #AnnualFoodAgenda project aims to encourage people to think more about the food they eat and where it comes from.
On Thursday 15th August 2019 we hosted the event ‘What Does It Matter? Linking Food to Health’ where we screened controversial documentary film ‘Food Matters.’ In the health conscious age we live in, this event aimed to uncover how this can also pave the way for contradictory and dangerous diet trends with little or no supporting scientific evidence. A panel of experts, Pixie Turner, Professor Susan Ozanne andProfessor Nick Wareham , joined us following the film to look past money making myths we are sold and discuss the realities of what healthier nutrition should really mean for us.
‘I found it very useful and think it is great to be able to draw on the amazing amount of expertise in the University.’
Our chair, Sarah Dalzell with panel; nutritionist, Pixie Turner, Professor Susan Ozanne and Professor Nick Wareham.
Going forward, we will be hosting a session at The Icknield Primary School in Cambridge on Monday 23rd September. This will be based around The Snackingtons, a fun and interactive healthy eating activity created by the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). This event targets a younger audience of 9-10 year olds and will include activities that highlight how advertising and marketing can affect our food choices and how to look for healthier alternatives.
EIT Food is a consortium of 55 leading businesses, research centres and universities across Europe. As a founding partner, the University of Cambridge is involved in a wide variety of research and education projects that support the transformation of our food ecosystem to improve our health, our access to quality food and our environment.