Healthy Lives from Sustainable Food Systems
Uppsala Health Summit 2022 is behind us, but the dialogue about food systems transformation continues. Join the conversation online using #UppsalaHealthSummit or #UHS22.
The plenary presentations are available and can be viewed here, and the post-conference compendium of briefs is now available for download. Please share!
Food Systems for Health
Food lies at the heart of both health and sustainable development, yet our current food systems are “making us ill, driving climatic change and undermining the health of ecosystems and the essential services on which our health and well-being depend (WHO). COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine have made matters worse and sparked a global food crisis. As always, it is the most marginalized and excluded who are the hardest hit.
For two days in October 2022, 200 food- and health experts from government, academia, industry, and civil society from 30 countries across five continents engaged in science-to-policy dialogues to discuss necessary actions for the transformation of our food systems to promote our and the planet’s health.
Postconference Compendium of briefs
Our recent summit, Healthy Lives from Sustainable Food Systems, resulted in an impressive collection of knowledge and policy recommendations that we have compiled in a compendium of briefs.
Download the full report, or view separate briefs from each workshop.
Full session recordings and individual presentations:
- Plenary Session 1: Food Systems for Health (video)
- Plenary Session 2: Transforming the food system - what does it mean and how does change happen? (video)
- Plenary Session 3: Transformations on the ground: policy, participation and ethics (video)
- Plenary Session 4, conclusions from workshops, & 5, closing discussion (video)
Plenary Session 1, Food Systems for Health: Dr Francesco Branca, Director, Nutrition and Food Safety, WHO
Plenary session 1, Food Systems for Health: Dr Patricia Fracassi, Senior Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, FAO
Plenary session 1, Food Systems for Health: Dr. Namukolo Covic, ILRI Director General's Representative to Ethiopia
Plenary Session 2, Transforming the Food System: Dr. Cass R. Sunstein, Founder and Director, Harvard Law School
Plenary session 2, Transforming the Food System: Dr. Marie Chantal Messier, Assistant Vice-President, Nestlé
Plenary session 2, Transforming the Food System: Dr. Tara Garnett, Director, TABLE, and Researcher, University of Oxford
Plenary session 3, Policy, Participation, & Ethics: Dr. Corinna Hawkes, Professor of Food Policy, City University of London
Plenary session 3, Policy, Participation, & Ethics: Dr. Meena Davaidanam, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer, Uppsala University
Plenary session 3, Policy, Participation, & Ethics: Antje Becker Benton, Managing Director, Save the Children US
Closing remarks to the Uppsala Health Summit 2022 by Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa
Closing panel discussion: Dr Stefan Swartling, Dr Anders Nordström, Loay Radwan & Dr Matshidiso Moeti
Pre-Conference Report 2022
The pre-conference report, Healthy Lives from Sustainable Food Systems, prepared by our programme committee, provides a broad and up-to-date overview of the current challenges and the changes needed to make our food systems healthier and more sustainable. The report outlines the background of each workshop at the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit 2022.