Taking Lessons from Brazil
We’re co-hosting a seminar in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh on 30th June where we’ll be exploring the ground-breaking dietary guidelines introduced in Brazil.
In 2014, the Brazilian government introduced world-leading new dietary guidelines that extend beyond the traditional confines of nutritional policy to engage with environmental sustainability and the social and cultural dimensions of food.
The guidelines take a new approach to categorising foods based on the extent of processing involved rather than with reference to nutrients. The aim is to encourage fresh, minimally processed foods and actively discourage consumption of ultra-processed foods and drink products.
The seminar will give us an opportunity to discuss the ‘Brazilian Experience’ and its lessons for approaches to public health in Scotland.
The event is free to attend
Date: 30th June 2016
Venue: 6th floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD