The focus of the Food & Health portfolio works on topics related to the intersection of food, health and sustainability. One of the pillar objectives is to make food, beverage, and food-related topics at Wageningen University & Research more sustainable. We aim to do this by advising the caterers and the food and beverage policy makers about sustainable food changes fit for the Wageningen campus. We try to encourage the catering companies on campus to provide sustainable food and reduce the amount of packaging, disposables and food waste.
Additionally, we also stimulate sustainable food choices among the student community by raising awareness on the importance of sustainable and healthy diets. More recently, we have focused on highlighting the connection between sustainability and health, and on the importance of mental health.
Food & Health Coordinator: Paula Medina