Inequalities in diet, obesity and life expectancy are increasing in England, with widening gaps between families living in the most and least deprived areas. Structural food policies addressing environmental and commercial determinants of poor diet offer promise to shift the population towards dietary recommendations without exacerbating inequalities. In this talk Professor Vogel will highlight how recent analyses of such food policies indicate, however, that greater assessment of the conditions in which food policies are implemented is required to ensure impact is equitable and minimises unintended negative consequences on health, environmental and/or economic outcomes.
Christina Vogel is Deputy Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City. She is a registered nutritionist and has worked in public health nutrition for 20 years in Australia and Europe. Her research aims to inform the implementation and evaluation of food-related policies and interventions which optimise population nutrition, reduce inequalities and protect our planet.
Christina leads a programme of research dedicated to improving population health and reducing inequalities through food policy and nutrition-based initiatives. Christina leads a number of major research grants from NIHR PHR, NIHR PRP and Wellcome Trust. Christina has given evidence to the House of Lord’s Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment, and she is lead author of Chapter 2 of the WHO European Region’s report on obesity. Her work has received national and international press coverage and she is Deputy Editor of the scientific journal Public Health Nutrition.
The talk will be followed by an online Q&A session.
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