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Health & Vitality Special Interest Group

July 15, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Until recently, the issues of sustainability and nutrition have co-existed as mainly separate agendas, with businesses making progress on both fronts. This has included reducing emissions, waste and water in their operations and supply chains while also offering healthier products and better nutritional labelling.

But now the two agendas are converging. The way that we feed ourselves is unsustainable and evidence of the need for change is compelling. Feeding a growing and more affluent global population healthily, fairly and sustainably simply isn’t possible unless we make some changes.

Much change is being instigated and businesses are making great strides on the social agenda but are we embracing the greater opportunity at stake? Are we closing the loop and realising the opportunity of health & vitality in a social, environmental and economic context?

The objective of this Special Interest Group meeting is to debate the environmental mitigation and potential competitive and economic advantage of the health and wellbeing agenda not just in the immediate but also in the mid to long term. The Special Interest Group will seek to identify and discuss setting trends whilst creating a consensus on Thought Leadership, balancing the social, economic and environmental scales of the health and vitality agenda.

Sue Dibb, co-ordinator of Eating Better will also be joining us to discuss the health benefits and cost effectiveness of more environmentally sustainable eating. Sue will share the latest research, consumer data and opportunities for foodservice companies in shifts towards more plant-based menus with less or better meat.

We will also be privvy to an exclusive update from the Department of Health and will be discussing the results of the Footprint Responsibility Deal feedback metric.

Points of discussion:

  • Responsibility Deal Update
  • Sugar, Salt and Calorie Pledge discussion
  • Cost effectiveness of  integrating health as part of a wider sustainability agenda into your menus
  • Drivers of the trend: research, policy, consumer attitudes
  • What are the opportunities and how are service companies responding
  • Feedback session as to the opportunities and barriers

Attendance for Footprint Forum members and strictly on application only. Please email [email protected]


July 15, 2014
8:30 am - 10:30 am


1 Southampton Row
London,United Kingdom
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