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Environment, Agriculture and Food Strategic Research Programme 2016-21: Food, health and wellbeing

The research undertaken in this Theme will examine how the performance of our food and drink sector can be enhanced; what a healthy sustainable diet looks like and how this can be encouraged; and the role of short food supply networks within the broader challenge of ensuring food security in Scotland.

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Overview

The research undertaken in this Theme will lexamine how the performance of our food and drink sector can be enhanced; what a healthy sustainable diet looks like and how this can be encouraged; and the role of short food supply networks within the broader challenge of ensuring food security in Scotland.

Work Packages

The Work Packages within this Theme are:

  • 3.1 – Improved food and drink production
  • 3.2 – Healthy diets and dietary choice
  • 3.3 – Food security
  • 3.4 – Communities and wellbeing

Details of these work packages can be downloaded below.

Financial Allocation

2017-2018: £9.1m

MRP Theme Co-ordinator

Professor Julian Mercer, The University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health (RINH)

Work package 3.3 Food Security

Work package 3.4 Communities and Wellbeing

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