LORDS

A healthy diet accessible for everyone: Committee seek views

A market stall with fruit and vegetables
03 September 2019

The House of Lords Food, Poverty, Health and Environment Committee holds its first evidence session on Tuesday 3 September. It seeks views from the Food Foundation, the London Food Board, Cancer Research UK and academic experts on how healthy, sustainable food can be made accessible for everyone.

Witnesses

Tuesday 3 September, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 11.10am

  • Anna Taylor, Executive Director of the Food Foundation
  • Claire Pritchard, Chair of the London Food Board
  • Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy

At 12.15pm

  • Professor Tim Key, Professor of Epidemiology and Deputy Director, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford
  • Dr Christina Vogel, Principal Research Fellow in Public Health Nutrition, University of Southampton
  • George Butterworth, Senior Policy Manager at Cancer Research UK. 

Possible questions

  • What are the most significant challenges facing our food systems?
  • What barriers affect people’s ability to consume a healthy diet? 
  • What role does the food industry play in influencing our diets?
  • Which interventions are most urgently needed to ensure that our food systems can be made more environmentally sustainable? 
  • Can you outline some of the key trends between diet and health outcomes in England?  Where are the greatest areas for concern? 
  • How does poor diet contribute to health inequalities?
  • What public health interventions have been most successful in improving dietary behaviours and reducing health inequalities? 
  • What intervention would be most effective in reducing diet-related ill health?

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