How can Public Policies change Food Systems to Promote Public Health?


Over 120 people attended our recent workshop 'How can Public Policies change Food Systems to Promote Public Health?’. The keynote speaker was Dr Stefanie Vandevjere, University of Auckland, an expert on global health and food policy. Other contributors included Dr Pamela Byrne, CEO, FSAI; Dr Kerry Ann Brown, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Dr Leonhard Lades, Research Fellow, UCD Geary Institute. The programme took a multidisciplinary approach to the topic and included behavioural and agricultural economists, food regulators and food marketing experts based in Ireland. 

The presentations from the workshop are now available below:


FSAI – Our Role and Responsibility in Public Health‌ Dr Pamela Byrne, CEO, Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Cue-Triggered Food Desires and How to Resist them in Everyday Life : Dr Leonhard Lades, Research Fellow in Behavioural Economics, UCD Geary Institute

Benchmarking the Implementation of Recommended Nutrition Policies by Governments and the Food Industry to Increase Accountability: The INFORMAS Initiative.  Dr Stefanie Vandevijvere, Senior Research Fellow, University of Auckland

Consumers and Reformulation of Healthier Processed Meats  Professor Frank Monahan, UCD Institute of Food and Health

European Agricultural and Food Policy  Dr Ole Boysen, UCD  School of Agriculture and Food Science

Developing Food Policy Indicators: Following the Example of Sustainability - Origin Green  Mr Michael Moloney, BordBia

Food System Approach to Manage Health and Environmental Risks  Dr Kerry Ann Brown, London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.