The Nutrition Programme
The Group’s research into diet and nutrition focuses on assessing the environmental determinants of dietary behaviour and modelling and evaluating population based interventions aimed at promoting healthier eating. In particular it has focussed on the marketing of foods (including their promotion, price and availability) and food labelling and also on interventions aimed influencing those determinants (such as so-called ‘junk food taxes’). In recent years it has developed a particular expertise in two areas: nutrient profiling and modelling the relationship between dietary change and health outcomes.
Over the next five years the Nutrition Programme will continue to focus on nutrient profiling and modelling the relationship between dietary change and health outcomes. It will continue to explore population based approaches for the creation and promotion of healthier food choice environments. It will also develop its work on the relationship between population dietary goals and food based dietary guidelines aimed at promoting public health and goals and guidelines aimed at protecting the environment particularly with respect to climate change (i.e. the relationship between health promotion and environmental sustainability in this area).
- Analysis of food promotion to children across Europe (Children, Obesity and Associated Avoidable Chronic Diseases) Project, Phase 1
- Alex Hamilton (Research Assistant)