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Healthy food systems in focus at Uppsala Health Summit

Published: 24 October 2022
A combine harvester working at a big yellow field. Photo.
This year’s Uppsala Health Summit takes on the challenges associated with food systems and how to make them healthier, and sustainable. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner.

This year’s Uppsala Health Summit takes on the challenges associated with food systems and how to make them healthier, more inclusive, equitable and sustainable.

Uppsala Health Summit will discuss the impact of food systems on global public health. The meeting is organised by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala University, the Medical Products Agency, Örebro University, Region Uppsala, Uppsala Municipality and the National Veterinary Institute.

The summit’s participants will include major international actors from academia, industry, civil society and the public sector with expertise in the linkage between food and health.

The meeting will discuss questions relating to the entire food chain from production to consumption. Among the invited speakers are Dr Francesco Branca, Director of the Department of Nutrition and Food Safety at the WHO, Marie-Chantal Messier, Global Head of Food and Industry Affairs at Nestlé, Dr Anders Nordström, Ambassador for Global Health at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa at WHO.

In connection with the summit, a report will be launched that gives an overview of the current challenges and the changes needed to make food systems healthier and more sustainable. The report can be downloaded from Uppsala Health Summit’s website.