BBSRC has published a report on a public dialogue around food, nutrition and health which took place in March 2014.
The report "Food, Nutrition & Health Challenges – BBSRC public dialogue final report" details the findings of the project, which aimed to explore public views regarding food and health research, so that those views could be considered by BBSRC.
The report describes the outcomes from a two session dialogue commissioned by BBSRC involving members of the public. In facilitated discussions, participants were asked to consider why they felt particular ideas around food, nutrition and health were important, and the challenges they felt BBSRC should focus on.
The challenges identified by BBSRC's Working Group on Food, Nutrition and Health were compared with those identified by dialogue participants. Overall, the public agreed with BBSRC's priorities for research, but identified some areas that needed more attention. These will be addressed in BBSRC's response to the dialogue, which will be published shortly.
You can read the report at: www.bbsrc.ac.uk/society/dialogue/activities/food-nutrition-health.