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.
Tuesday 3 September, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
- 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
- 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.
- 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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