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Healthy Lives from Sustainable Food Systems

Uppsala Health Summit 2022 is behind us and we look forward to share the conclusions from the discussions in our our post-conference briefing kit. Meanwhile, we are delighted to share the recorded plenary presentations here.

  • 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. 

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. 

Through a Summit dedicated to this topic, and with a special focus on health - we are hoping to help countries in the shift towards more sustainable and resilient food systems. By convening actors from different sectors, we aim to break down siloes and discuss policy and evidence-based implementation.

Nine workshops are currently being planned by members of our scientific programme committee and the plenary programme is taking shape. Read more here to find out about the background to this year's theme and stay tuned for programme updates!

Last modified: 2022-11-09