Nutrition and Health
Our global food system has never been more advanced, yet almost 815 million people are hungry, 2 billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, and 2 billion were overweight or obese. Decades of placing the onus on consumer choice to improve nutrition and health has failed and the world is looking more broadly at how to achieve healthy and sustainable diets for all.
Agriculture and food systems are increasingly being recognised as key drivers of diet quality and nutrition. This then begs the question: how can agriculture be leveraged to sustainably contribute to better nutrition and health outcomes globally?
We make a unique contribution to this broad research theme through combining expertise in nutrition science, integrated assessment and scenario modelling at multiple scales. Members of our group regularly participate in multiple international committees.
Projects and Activities
Linking malaria and land use
We contribute to a One Health project that evaluates monkey to human transmission of malaria parasites across Indonesia and […]
Examining the role for fish in sustainable and healthy diets
The nutritional benefits of fish are multiple. Fish is a concentrated source of multiple highly bioavailable micronutrients including vitamins, minerals, […]
Pathways to sustainable beef production and consumption
Our food system, while providing food for billions of people, is having substantial negative impacts on the environment in many […]
Mapping child malnutrition
Insufficient growth during childhood is associated with poor health outcomes. Undernourished children are more likely to experience cognitive, physical, and […]
Fisheries and aquaculture through a nutrition lens
Fish are a well-recognised source of high quality protein and play an important role in diets, particularly for the poor […]