Cost of Living Crisis

What does it mean for UK diets?

Rebecca Tobi, RNutr

Wednesday 18 January 2023 20:00–21:00 GMT

Cost of Living Crisis

What does it mean for UK diets?

Rebecca Tobi, RNutr

Wednesday 18 January 2023 20:00–21:00 GMT





​Energy bills, mortgage bills, and food prices are continuing to rise while wages stagnate. A great many individuals and families are feeling the squeeze as a result, with food budgets hit hard. For some households this means food insecurity, while for others it means trading down when it comes to food purchases. This webinar will explore the impact of the cost of living crisis on food prices, food insecurity and the quality of our diets.

Food inflation is something everyone has been noticing in the supermarkets in the recent months. In the 12 months to September 2022, food inflation hit 14.6%.

Inflation for healthier foods such as vegetables is outpacing unhealthier product categories such as confectionary; during the last food price crisis in 2008, intakes of vegetables fell by almost 8%.

The cost of living crisis is already having dire consequences, with 1 in 4 households with children experiencing food insecurity in September 2022.

In this webinar, Registered Nutritionist, Rebecca Tobi from The Food Foundation will share more information on what is causing the rising prices in food, what this means for UK households and the structural changes that are urgently required to improve food security and diet quality for families and individuals across the country.

This webinar covers:

  • How food prices are affected by the wider economy and political climate
  • The impact on food insecurity and dietary quality
  • Potential implications for healthy and sustainable diets

Watch this webinar to:

Gain understanding of
  • Rising food prices, what’s causing them, and what that means for UK households
  • Increasing levels of food insecurity in the UK
  • How this will impact on UK diets, and the need to transition towards healthy and sustainable diets
Be aware of
  • How food prices are affected by the wider economy and political climate
  • The impact of increasing inflation on food purchasing and food insecurity
  • The potential negative impact on dietary quality
Be able to
  • Understand current trends in food price inflation, and why this is rising
  • The impact of the cost of living crisis on food insecurity
  • Anticipate what the likely implications for healthy and sustainable diets are in 2023

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Expert speaker

Rebecca Tobi, RNutr
Senior business and investor engagement manager, The Food Foundation


Rebecca is a registered nutritionist and joined the Food Foundation in 2020, leading on the Peas Please initiative. These days Rebecca has oversight of our work engaging food businesses, investors and policy-makers with the need to transition the UK towards a more sustainable and healthy food system.

Melissa Mogor


Tanya Haffner
CEO, Registered Dietitian, MyNutriWeb



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This webinar is being run in association with the BDA Sustainable Diets Specialist Group

About BDA Sustainable Diets Specialist Group

The BDA Sustainable Diets Specialist Group represents HCPC registered dietitians with a specialist role or interest in sustainable diets, planetary health and environmentally friendly nutrition.

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