Healthy food choices in healthy environments

Project: Staff

Project Details

Description

Regio Deal Foodvalley is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between Wageningen University & Research Utrecht University, national and local governments, and entrepreneurs, aiming to boost transitions towards a healthy and sustainable food system. One track of this programme focuses on nutrition and health across the life span, starting from early age to elderly. The track consists of six workpackages, including the workpackage “healthy food choices in healthy environments. In this workpackage, Wageningen University, Utrecht University, Ziekenhuis Gelderse Vallei, Gemeente Utrecht, Gemeente Ede, BeBright and other partners participate. The aim is to create a leading region where food environments are (co) created that invite healthy and sustainable food choices. The region will function as a living lab for pilots and experimentation to advance generic knowledge of food environments for healthy and sustainable diets of adults. The workpackage focuses on neighborhoods, work-environments, and out-of-home settings were food consumption takes place (e.g., catering/hospitality industry). We will use insights and knowledge from different disciplinary fields, including social psychology and public health sciences, for the design and implementation of strategies aimed at promoting healthy and sustainable food behaviors in all layers of society. This provides a unique opportunity for a learning-by-doing approach to food environments.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/09/201/09/24