Focusing on Seafood in the UK diet: nurturing individual, community & planetary health
An ARCH UK supported workshop to inform future policy and practice
MEETING WHAT NEED?
Efforts to transform UK diets have taken on a new urgency. The UK seafood sector is highly dependent on imports, despite a productive and dynamic farming and fishing sector, and overall seafood consumption is declining, particularly among younger and poorer sections of the community.
Healthy diets have become inaccessible to many and poor diets are giving rise to obesity and long-term health problems, all coupled with a critical need to reduce the carbon footprint of our food system.
Yet, the simple message, to eat more sustainable seafood has largely failed.
To explore the key issues emerging from the Blue Food Assessment – which identified seafood products have a relatively low environmental impact and high nutritional quality; illuminating opportunities for seafood to support more sustainable and nutritious diets.
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
Individuals and organisations working at the nexus of food systems, public health and the environment, drawn from commercial, government and not-for profit sectors. This will be an opportunity for those involved in ARCH-UK especially Early Career Researchers, to present science outcomes to a broad audience aiming to optimise integration of aquatic food into broader food systems networks.
LOCATION & FORMAT: Held at the University of Stirling Pathfoot Building (aiming for 11am start on 23rd, finishing mid-afternoon on 24th) with short accessible presentations and panels focused on the key issues, interspersed networking opportunities.
Prof Dave Little, University of Stirling: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof Christina Hicks, Lancaster University: email@example.com
Prof Baukje de Roos, University of Aberdeen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme by the University of Stirling