Sugar shifting: optimising food systems resilience in transition to low sugar consumption

A multi-disciplinary workshop was held at the University of Leeds in February 2017 that brought together experts in nutrition, public health, consumer behaviour (University of Leeds), environmental sustainability (Stockholm Environment Institute) and the political economy (University of York), along with external stakeholders. The workshop examined the feasibility of taking a multi-actor, food systems approach to examine the impacts of transitioning to lower sugar consumption for the prevention of obesity on environmental resilience throughout the food system. Currently the economic and environmental impacts of reducing sugar consumption on international food supply chain sustainability, global food security and sustainable development are unknown.

Key contact: Bernadette Moore