Plant-based diets and their impact on health, sustainability and the environment

I'm happy to have had the opportunity to lead the development of this WHO Europe Factsheet on plant-based diets. In the WHO European Region, more and more people are shifting towards plant-based diets for reasons relating to health, as well as to ethical considerations about climate change and animal welfare. In some countries changes indietary … Continue reading Plant-based diets and their impact on health, sustainability and the environment

Slide to order: a food systems approach to meal delivery apps

Fresh off the press! Our newest WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases report is out! Meal delivery apps (‎MDAs)‎ are a rapidly growing part of the digital food environment in the WHO European Region. The implications of this multibillion Euro sector on health, nutrition, environment and society at large are … Continue reading Slide to order: a food systems approach to meal delivery apps

How To Change the Future of Our Food

This November, following the COP26 Summit, WWF-UK and How To Academy will join forces to present a series of virtual events inviting you to learn more about the climate crisis and the steps you can take to make a positive impact on nature as part of your everyday life.   The climate crisis is not an abstract problem … Continue reading How To Change the Future of Our Food

Healthy and sustainable diets: report of an expert meeting on healthy and sustainable diets

I have been working with the WHO NCDs Office Healthy and Sustainable Diets team for 1.5 years now. In March 2021, we held an expert meeting on the topic. This report highlights the presentations and discussions that took place at this meeting. Member States highlighted their national policies, sharing the challenges of implementation and setting … Continue reading Healthy and sustainable diets: report of an expert meeting on healthy and sustainable diets

Digital food environments

The topic of digital food environments has been a core part of my work as consultant at the WHO Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. Check out our newest factsheet on the topic! Digital food environments are the online settings through which flows of services and information that influence people’s food and … Continue reading Digital food environments

From science and guidelines to food system transformation

How do we change eating habits? Do you want to learn more about the guidelines and tools that can address both nutrition and environmental sustainability? Join the Nordic Council of Ministers for an interactive discussion in the lead up to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021. We’re counting down to the launch of the 2022 … Continue reading From science and guidelines to food system transformation

Setting the table: a story of food policy innovation

We all have the power to change systems. And it takes brave people to take the lead, take action and transform our food systems. This is the Nordic Food Policy Lab’s essential guide to creating policy playgrounds and pushing the climate agenda. Everyday across the world, food policy experiments take place. Big and small, these … Continue reading Setting the table: a story of food policy innovation

Healthy and Sustainable Diets in the WHO European Region

I am proud to be a part of the team working on healthy and sustainable diets at the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases The food system is in a constant state of evolution, with consumer preferences, production systems and policies shifting over time. Public health systems are also under … Continue reading Healthy and Sustainable Diets in the WHO European Region

Changing Nordic food and lifestyles: eight entry points

Transforming food systems is a shortcut to sustainable lifestyles. This was the message from more than 115 people who participated in the “Towards sustainable Nordic food systems” project. To achieve transformative change, the Nordic region can build on the shared history of collaboration. Despite the bumps on the road to 2030, four new insight papers … Continue reading Changing Nordic food and lifestyles: eight entry points

Intake and adequacy of the vegan diet

Together with colleagues from the WHO NCDs Office and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, we examined important questions about the nutritional intake and adequacy of the vegan diet. Our systematic review was published in Clinical Nutrition in December 2020. Background Vegan diets, where animal- and all their by-products are excluded from the diet, have gained … Continue reading Intake and adequacy of the vegan diet