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Food Thinkers: Preference - the missing ingredient in food policy



Staff, Students

With Bee Wilson, food writer, journalist and historian

The likes and dislikes populations have about food - reinforced by habit and mediated by food prices - are one of the greatest reasons anyone eats something. Bee will present some of the mechanisms through which human preferences are formed; and how they can change throughout the human lifespan.

The seminar will consider a few examples of whole populations either changing their food preferences in a healthier direction, encouraged by food policy (Japan) or retaining traditional preferences in the wake of the nutrition transition (South Korea).

Bee will also draw on and share her experience of involvement with a new charity called Flavour School which is using the Sapere method of sensory education pioneered in Scandinavia to help children in the UK develop new and more varied preferences for fruits and vegetables among other foods.

This will be followed by Q&A and discussion with the audience.

This seminar is free to attend but tickets are allocated on a first come first served basis so please do register to secure your space. Please also feel free to forward this invitation onto colleagues.

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Wednesday 26 September 2018

5.30pm - 7pm

Lecture Theatre B200, University Building

City, University of London

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5.30pm - 7.00pmWednesday 26th September 2018

B200 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom