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Healthy and Sustainable Foods and Diets with Professor Mike Rayner

Date/time: 
27/03/2019 - 13:00
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The George Institute for Global Health
Level 5, 1 King Street, Newtown

Globally, poor diets are responsible for 20% of the burden of disease, while food production is responsible for 30% of all green-house gas emissions.

Could food be the key to saving lives and cleaning up our planet?

In the latest #GeorgeTalks seminar, The George Institute for Global Health and the Charles Perkins’ Centre’s Food Governance Node is hosting Professor Mike Rayner, to explore how global populations can eat healthier and more sustainably to improve people’s lives and the planet. Please join us to explore the way forward in defining what a healthy and sustainable diet looks like, investigate effective targets for global change, and fresh approaches to improving diets through food labelling, food marketing restrictions and taxes. Audience Q and A will follow Professor Rayners presentation.

Professor Mike Rayner: Nuffield Department, University of Oxford and Director of Population Approaches for Non-communicable Disease Prevention

Mike Rayner is a Professor of Population Health at the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford and Director of the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, based in that department. The Centre, which Mike founded in 1993, is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre and its main focus is on research into the promotion of healthier and more sustainable diets. Mike is also Chair of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming in the UK and Chair of its Children’s Food Campaign. He is Chair of the Nutrition Expert Group for the European Heart Network. He is also an ordained priest in the Church of England.

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