Food Matters Live 2021, 9-10 March | 29-30 June | 16-17 Nov

Register now for 9-10 March




The very best policies and programmes supporting healthier eating will only ever be as successful as the individuals involved and their willingness to change. Based in behavioural science, this session will explore the psychology behind the food choices we make and how to encourage and embed changes in behaviour that will lead to the formation of lifelong positive habits. How will the connection between obesity and Covid-19 mortality affect those living with obesity?

Chair: Prof Arpana Verma, Director, Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care, University of Manchester

11.45 - 12.15

Developing a healthy relationship with food – from birth to adulthood – what helps and what hinders?

Zoe Connor, Registered Dietitian

12.15 - 12.45

Improving attitudes to food: applying behavioural science to nudge people into healthier dietary choices

Dimitrios Koutoukidis, Researcher, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

12.45 - 13.15

Food with personality: understanding how personality impacts eating and health and what this means for targeted interventions

Patrick Fagan, Associate Lecturer in Consumer Behaviour, Goldsmiths and Lecturer in Consumer Psychology, University of the Arts London

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