Following on from our 1/2 day e-symposium ’Changing Behaviours’, we’ve pulled together some of the key resources and references discussed within the webinar, plus some additional ones on the topic. We have also included useful websites and social media accounts recommended to keep up to date on the subject. If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recording.

Download a PDF visual summary of the main symposium messages.


Farm to Fork Strategy (2021). European Commission. Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system

The National Food Strategy – The Plan (2021). The National Food Strategy. 290 page report outlining the full plan

Food 2030 Pathways for Action (2020). European Commission. Research and innovation policy as a driver for sustainable, healthy and inclusive food systems

Horizon Europe – Work Programme 2021-2022 (2021). European Commission. Report into how EU policy priorities will be actioned. An outline of the main features of this work programme

Sustainable Diets Policy (2021). The British Dietetic Association. Policy statement prepared by a specially convened BDA working group

One Bite At a Time (2020). The European Consumer Organisation. Analysis of a survey of European consumers on attitudes towards sustainable food

Creating a Sustainable Food Future (2019). World Resources Institute. A Menu of Solutions to Feed Nearly 10 Billion People by 2050

Food Planet Health (2019). EAT Lancet. Summary report of the EAT-Lancet Commission

Net Zero – The UK’s Contribution to Stopping Global Warming (2019). Climate Change Committee. The Committee on Climate Change recommends a new emissions target for the UK: net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050


Sustainable food profiling models to inform the development of food labels that account for nutrition and the environment: a systematic review (2021). Bunge et al. Study showing the need to use consistent components and to develop national and international reference values for the classification of sustainable food to enable standardised food labelling

Pathways to “5-a-day”: modeling the health impacts and environmental footprints of meeting the target for fruit and vegetable intake in the United Kingdom (2020). Colombo et al. Study to quantify the health effects, environmental footprints, and cost associated with 4 different pathways to meeting the United Kingdom’s “5-a-day”

The healthiness and sustainability of national and global food based dietary guidelines: modelling study (2020). This analysis suggests that national guidelines could be both healthier and more sustainable

Impacts of home cooking methods and appliances on the GHG emissions of food (2020). Bridle, S. et al. How different cooking methods impact greenhouse gas emissions

United Kingdom’s fruit and vegetable supply is increasingly dependent on imports from climate-vulnerable producing countries (2020). Scheelbeek et al. Research showing that the proportion of fruit and vegetables supplied to the UK market from climate-vulnerable countries increased from 20% in 1987 to 32% in 2013

An assessment of nutrition information on front of pack labels and healthiness of foods in the United Kingdom retail market (2021). Orgundijo et al. Study showing Traffic Light and Guideline Daily Amounts were the most used front of pack labelling formats on the assessed food product

Media food marketing and eating outcomes among pre-adolescents and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2019). Qutteina et al. Review demonstrating the significance of media marketing on eating in pre-adolescents and adolescents

What Do Adolescents See on Social Media? A Diary Study of Food Marketing Images on Social Media (2019). Qutteina et al. This research provides an in-depth understanding of the social media messages that adolescents observe on a daily basis and sheds light on food norms typically communicated on social media by marketers, peers, and influencers

Multiple health and environmental impacts of foods (2019). Clark et al. Study finding that dietary transitions toward greater consumption of healthier foods would generally improve environmental sustainability, although processed foods high in sugars harm health but can have relatively low environmental impacts

What Do Adolescents See on Social Media? A Diary Study of Food Marketing Images on Social Media (2019). Quetteina et al. Study findings highlight prominent social media food messages that should be tested for their persuasiveness, providing insights for future research that aims to assess the effects of social media food marketing on adolescents.

Do depicted suggestions of portion size on-pack impact how much (un)healthy food children consume (2018). Aerts G and Smits T.  Results indicating that this subtle on-pack cue is persuasive. Moreover, policy makers and also marketers could use these insights to stimulate healthy eating in children

Do depicted suggestions of portion size on-pack impact how much (un)healthy food children consume (2018). Smiths T et al. Results from two studies showing that subtle on-pack cues are persuasive. In both of the studies, children ate more when presented with the larger depiction of the suggested portion size compared to the regular one

The Impact Of Image-Size Manipulation And Sugar Content On Children’s Cereal Consumption (2015). Smits T et al. Study highlighting that image size on packaging can influence portion size served and consumed


Take a Bite Out of Climate Change ResourcesTake a Bite out of Climate Change. Materials aimed at schools and the general pubic on how food choices contribute to climate change. Includes ‘Climate Food Flashcards‘, ‘Climate Calculator‘ and Book ‘Food and Climate Change

BDA Tips for a Sustainable DietBritish Dietetic Association (BDA). Tips from the BDA including sustainable fakeaways, sustainable baskets, sustainable hacks and more

Sustainable Food Cookbook (2021). Catherine Campbell; Catherine ‘Cate’ Goodman; Douglas Livingston; Nikola Mazur; Elaine Penman; Laura Cacheda Roces; & Lisa Singh. Free E-cookbook made by Dietetic Students from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)

Sustainable Diet (2021). The British Dietetic Association (BDA). Food fact sheet from the BDA.

Food and Climate Change (2020). S L Bridle. BookHow to change your diet the easiest way to help save the plant

Rock What You’ve Got Recipes (2019). Guelph Family Health Study. Free cookbook to encourage sustainable eating

Food Waste. Guelph Family Health Study Information and tips to reduce food waste

Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables in Europe. EUFIC (The European Food Information Council). Tool for finding out what fruit and vegetables are in season across Europe

Love Food Hate Waste RecipesLove Food Hate Waste. Leftover food recipes

Planetary Health DietEAT Lancet. A global planetary health diet for people and the plant – discover the report’s key takeaways and specific actions to contribute to the Great Food Transformation

Tools and Apps for Sustainability (mentioned within Dr Christian Reynolds presentation)

YoumealEaternity, FoodstepsPlanetMarkMy EmissionsE-MissionHealthy People, Healthy Planet, EDAMAM



@iinahannele (Twitter) for Dr Iina-Maija Ikonen – Lecturer at the University of Bath

@sartorialfoodie (Twitter) for Dr Christian J Reynolds

@plantpowerdoc (Twitter), plantpowerdoc (Instagram), Gemma Newman (Website) for Dr Gemma Newman – Medical Doctor specialised in plant-based nutrition

@TimSmitsTim (Twitter) for Tim Smits – Professor in Persuasion and Marketing Communication

@JessHainesPhD (Twitter) for Jess Haines – Epidemiologist and Dietitian, Co-Director of the Guelph Family Health Study<

@healthstudy (Twitter), familyhealthstudy (Instagram) and Guelph Family Health Study (Website) for the Guelph Family Health Study

@Kate_Laffan (Twitter) for Kate Leffan – Marie Curie Fellow at the  University College Dublin


The Alpro Foundation – Website for the Alpro Foundation

@LFHW_UK (Twitter), lfhw_UK (Instagram) and Love Food Hate Waste (Website) for Love Food Hate Waste

@BDA_Sustainable (Twitter) for the British Dietetic Association’s Sustainable Diets Specialist Group

@sustainabledietitan (Instagram) and The Sustainable Dietitian (Website) for Louise Symington – The Sustainable Dietitian


1/2 day free e-symposium ‘Shifting Our Food Systems for Health and Climate’ Thursday 9th December

National Food Strategy: From What to How (2021) and National Food Strategy Digested (2021) and supporting resource blog

Is a Sustainable Diet More Expensive? (2020) – 60 mins webinar with Dr Christian J Reynolds

If we stop eating meat, what happens to farmers? (2020). Interview with RNut Rhiannon Lambert for her Food for thought podcast on reducing meat intake

Sustainable Healthy Eating – What Does this Really Look Like? (2019) – 60 mins webinar with Dr Fabrice Declerck and RD Elphee Medici

Sustainable Diets – BDA One Blue Dot Webinar (2019) – 60 mins webinar with Tom Embury, Clare Pettinger and Lynne Garton