Sustainable Food in Tourism

What will the purpose of regional food in tomorrow´s tourism be? Today, I'm at the Nordic Food in Tourism conference in Iceland! My talk is about how we can better communicate the environmenal impacts associated with food systems. More about Nordic Food in Tourism: Nordic Food in Tourism is a project that consists of Nordic … Continue reading Sustainable Food in Tourism

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

Award from the Korean Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs

On 7 September 2021, our World Bank Africa Region Team (Dorte Verner, Nanna Roos, Afton Halloran, Glenn Surabian, and Da Woon Chung) was given an award by the Korean Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The award is for the work that we have started on insect farming, including learning from the Korean insect farming industry. Thank … Continue reading Award from the Korean Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs

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

Future steps to tackle obesity

Join us on 29 June for the “Future steps to tackle obesity – digital innovations into policy and actions” conference. This conference is co-organized by WHO/Europe and the Portuguese Ministry of Health. A major part of preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is the capacity to develop a structural change in food environments. The widespread use of … Continue reading Future steps to tackle obesity

NextGen Innovators at Folkemødet

I am looking very forward to moderating the discussion between four innovators from Kenya, Denmark and Mexico this Friday. The event, How youth innovators are shaping the future of food, will take place at Folkemødet, Denmark's Democracy Festival. This discussion will bring together the winners of the new UN World Food Programme and DTU NextGen … Continue reading NextGen Innovators at Folkemødet

From Michelin to Mission

Is the restaurant sector sustainable? What can the recent pandemic teach us? And how are restauranteurs adapting? All too often, discussions about the importance and performance of the economy centre around interest rates, growth prospects, new products and services - as if these were the primary values that define the health of the economy. But … Continue reading From Michelin to Mission

Safe and healthy food in traditional food markets in the WHO European Region

I contributed to this technical report that contains guidance on the promotion of safe and healthy food in traditional markets within the WHO European Region, targeting all stakeholders from policy-makers to market workers. The report outlines the main guiding principles of a safe and healthy traditional food market and proposes a stepwise approach to the … Continue reading Safe and healthy food in traditional food markets in the WHO European Region