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
The Lancet Commission on Obesity
The Report of the Lancet Commission on Obesity demonstrates that the pandemics of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change represent the […]
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, […]
The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health
The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together 37 international experts on nutrition, health, sustainability and policy to reach a scientific […]
Mapping child malnutrition in Africa
Insufficient growth during childhood is associated with poor health outcomes. Our work contributed to research published in Nature (Osgood-Zimmerman et al. […]
Nutrient diversity and farm size
The outputs of agricultural systems are traditionally described in terms of yield per unit area (e.g. tonnes per hectare), where […]
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 […]