Parallel Sessions – Thursday 14 June – 09.40 – 11.002018-05-17T10:27:09+00:00

N8 AgriFood International Conference 2018: People, Health & Food Systems, 13th-14th June 2018, Liverpool, UK

Parallel Sessions – Thursday 14 June 2018 – 09.40 – 11.00

Food systems for public health

The involvement of public health professionals in food and agricultural policy provides tremendous opportunities for advancing the public’s health.

This session will cover issues such as:

  • Reviewing the health inequalities landscape with specific focus on northern England
  • Analysing the correlation between deprivation and children’s portion sizes /snacks
  • Case studies: Junk food cafe and physical/mental health

Chairs:
Clare Mills, Professor of Molecular Allergology, THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Louise Dye, Professor of Nutrition and Behaviour, THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Confirmed panellists
Lucy Antal, Sustainable Food Adviser, THE FOOD DOMAIN

Dr Samantha Caton, Biological Psychologist, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Dr Arparna Verma, Head of the Division of Population Health, THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Professor Carolyn Summerbell,  Professor of Nutrition, DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Changing consumer behaviour

Consumer decisions are complex and moderated by many factors. It is becoming clear, however, that more and more, consumers want to know how foods can give them extra energy and added nutrients, rather than what’s been taken away, such as being ‘low in sugar’ or ‘low in fat’. How can we nudge consumers to make more sustainable choices? This session will examine

  • How marketing techniques can be used to promote more sustainable diets
  • Whether sustainability information on food packaging can promote more sustainable food choices
  • How individual differences can moderate food decisions

Chairs:
Prof. Jason Halford, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

Panelists:

Dr Paul Christiansen, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

Dr Gulbanu Kaptan, Lecturer in Behavioural Decision Making, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Alan Bjerga, BLOOMBERG

Dan Parker, Chief Executive, LIVING LOUD

Dr Laura McGale, Research Associate, UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

N8 open session: Physics in food

Physicists and the capabilities of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) can play a critical role in supporting the Food Manufacturing Sector. From expertise in big data analysis an precision technology, through understanding of the physical processes involved at a fundamental level, to access to the UK’s biggest facilities including ISIS neutron imaging and the Diamond Light Source. Food Manufacturing Sector challenges that can be addressed by these tools include:

  • Acting on health and nutrition concerns
  • Minimising waste and environmental impact
  • Improving food security
  • Improving productivity
  • Developing and manufacturing successful products

In this session the panellists will discuss how increased interdisciplinary collaboration between physicists and food manufacturers could lead to future impactful breakthroughs.

Chairs:
Professor Sarah Bridle, Professor of Astrophysics, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
PI, STFC Food Network +
Professor Thomas Krauss, Professor of Photonics and Research Theme Champion for Technologies for the Future, UNIVERSITY OF YORK

Confirmed Panelists:
John Bows, R&D Director, PEPSI CO

Dr Beccy Smith, Senior Associate Principal Scientist, RDQI, MONDELEZ

Hugh Powell,  External Research Manager Confectionery,  NESTLÉ

Kerry Whiteside, Innovation Projects Manager, BRADGATE BAKERY

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