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Food, nutrition and health

April 2014

Public dialogue on BBSRC's emerging Food, Nutrition and Health Strategic Framework.

In 2013 BBSRC's Bioscience for Health Strategy Advisory Panel established a Working Group to develop BBSRC's strategic focus and research portfolio in food, nutrition and health. In order to draw on a broad range of perspectives in developing a strategic framework for research, BBSRC commissioned a small scale public dialogue, delivered by Hopkins Van Mil, to explore public attitudes to this research area.

The public workshops were held on 10 and 12 March 2014.

A BBSRC response to the findings is published below.

Final report and evaluation

Final report (PDF 1.18MB)

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Evaluation report (PDF 260KB)

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BBSRC response (PDF 80KB)

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Aim of the work

BBSRC's Strategic Framework for research in food, nutrition and health is shaped with input from 20 diverse, and broadly demographic, representatives of the public.

Objectives

  • Engage in meaningful conversations on the challenges in the food, nutrition and health space on which BBSRC should focus
  • Engage in meaningful conversations about the role of different actors in the food, nutrition and health research system (for instance industry, policy makers, research funders and consumers)
  • Engage a range of views & values
  • Provide advice which is relevant to BBSRC and to which it can respond
  • Demonstrate BBSRC's commitment to open and transparent strategic planning