This British Nutrition Foundation conference that will bring together thought leaders in the world of food and nutrition to consider who (and what) is shaping the food choices of the future.

The day starts with a brief introductory talk from BNF that describes the many influences on food choices – public health challenges, the media, the food supply itself, through to consumer behaviour including influencing factors such as price preferences and habits/culture – ending with a focus on the future challenges of providing a sustainable food supply for the world’s growing and more prosperous population in the face of climate change, and the associated need for behaviour change.

The bulk of the programme will be a mix of overview presentations and case studies on how technology has influenced food production over the past 50 years, and what is on the horizon for the next 20 years – for three sectors: agriculture, manufacturing and retailing, and how these may be influenced by some of the challenges we shall face such as:
-    the growing and ageing population
-    global climate change
-    BREXIT and changes to the political landscape.

The final session will focus on the ‘consumer perspective’.

View the conference flyer.

Who should attend?

Anyone who has a role in or an interest in addressing the challenges we face in securing, providing and adopting, a healthy and sustainable food supply, right through from field to table. Delegates will hear how innovation and technology in agriculture, food manufacturing and retailing sectors is helping to deliver the public health and sustainability agendas.

Nutritionists and Dietitians (working in public health and in the food sector); Food Production Specialists; Food Technologists; Food Manufacturers and Retailers; Government and Policy Makers; Teachers and Lecturers; Journalists; Students.