An official Nutrition For Growth side event!
Diets low in fruits and vegetables are responsible for over 1.5 million deaths every year, with a shift towards more plant-focussed diets offering a number of cross-cutting health and sustainability benefits that would contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
An established national programme in the United Kingdom - Peas Please - has demonstrated the success that can be achieved when different food system actors collaborate and commit to making vegetables more available, affordable, and appealing.
The event will hear from a variety of stakeholders who have been involved in this nutrition initiative, sharing lessons learnt and practical insights with others who are interested in implementing something similar.
We would like this session to be as practical as possible, sharing lessons learnt and best practice from the overall programme as well as the individual initiatives. Traditional panel session with host and series of panellists. Panellists will give short presentations on their work followed by panel session and Q&A.
Rebecca Tobi, The Food Foundation
Dan Parker, Veg Power
Vic Borrill, Brighton and Hove Food Partnership
Lauren Woodley, Nomad Foods
Amy Hancock, Tesco