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Seminar – Using fiscal policies to improve the food supply and demand

April 12, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar by:

Associate Professor Shu Wen Ng, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Using fiscal policies to improve the food supply and demand
Lecture Theatre 2, School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge Biomedical Campus


Efforts to improve overall nutrition and health outcomes as well as narrow the gap across subpopulations will require a spectrum of micro- and macro-level approaches. These range from regulatory policies to more “nudge-like” designs that changes incentives to encourage consumers to make healthier choices, and the food/beverage industry to offer and promote healthier options. This talk will focus on fiscal policies as examples of how monitoring efforts, model-based approaches and evaluation studies help us understand mechanisms to inform on public health nutrition policymaking and help set improvements on nutrition and health outcomes on an upward spiral for all.

About Dr Ng

Dr Ng studies individual and household-level decisions about diet and activity behaviours made under monetary, time and biological constraints, within a broader environmental and policy context, and their resultant health impacts (focusing on obesity and nutrition-related chronic diseases). Dr Ng is involved in several studies that use ‘big-data’ on household food and beverage purchases alongside dietary intake and nutrition databases. She has used these data to evaluate several voluntary industry initiatives, as well as how regulatory policies such as taxation, quotas or nutrition labelling may impact consumer purchases, diet and nutritional outcomes, and alleviate or worsen health disparities.

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April 12, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar Series


Lecture Theater 2 clinical school
School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Hills Road,
Cambridge, CB2 0SP
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