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How to have sustainable food cities

A discussion in Oxford will explore urban food provisions and how to improve diets.

A city vegetable stall. Photo credit: Pexels

A city vegetable stall. Photo credit: Pexels

Levels of obesity in most cities are growing fast, as is the associated healthcare burden. The George Institute for Global Health are hosting an event on 20 June 2019 in Oxford to discuss how to create sustainable food systems in cities.

Urban authorities around the world are starting to take a new approach to improve city food environments; one that combines systems thinking and coherent policies with a people-centred approach that engages with inhabitants’ lived experience. This event will consider the potential of this new way of working, and how researchers can support city leaders, businesses and advocates to deliver a healthier urban food environment.

FORMAT: Keynote presentation followed by a moderated discussion
Keynote: Professor Corinna Hawkes (Director, Centre for Food Policy, City University; Vice-Chair of the London Child Obesity Taskforce; and Distinguished Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health)

Chair: Dr Jacqui Webster (Head of Advocacy and Policy Impact and Director of World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Salt Reduction, The George Institute for Global Health)

Panellists include:
Dr Brian Cook (University of Oxford)
Dr Frances Hansford (Good Food Oxford, Consultant)
Jamie Izzard (Greater London Authority)

The George Institute for Global Health, UK
1st Floor, Hayes House 
75 George Street 
OX1 2BQ Oxford

Thursday 20 June 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Tickets are free but should be booked in advance.

Published 26 Apr 2019

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