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

WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022: Obesogenic digital food environments

This important report on obesity in the WHO European Region is published by the WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. I am proud to have lead the development of the chapter on obesogenic digital food environments together with my fantastic co-authors. Obesity is one of the key risk factors for many … Continue reading WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022: Obesogenic digital food environments

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

New research: Sustainable food profiling models

Check our newest research published in Lancet Planetary Health! Sustainable food profiling models (SFPMs) are the scientific basis for the labelling of food products according to their environmental and nutritional impact, allowing consumers to make informed choices. We identified ten SFPMs that score individual foods according to at least two environmental indicators, with the most … Continue reading New research: Sustainable food profiling models

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