About the Programme
The Transforming the UK Food System for Health People and a Healthy Environment SPF Programme aims to fundamentally transform the UK food system by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at its centre.
The programme addresses questions around what we should eat, produce and manufacture and what we should import. It also takes into account the complex interactions between health, environment and socioeconomic factors.
We will deliver coherent evidence to enable concerted action from policy, business and civil society. We’ll do this by co-designing research and training across disciplines and stakeholders, and joining up healthy and accessible consumption with sustainable food production and supply.
The £47.5 million Transforming the UK Food System for Healthy People and a Healthy Environment SPF Programme is supported by UKRI’s Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF), in partnership with:
- the Global Food Security Programme
- the Department of Health and Social Care
- the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities
- Innovate UK
- the Food Standards Agency.
The programme aims to:
- transform the UK food system by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at its centre
- determine what we should eat, produce and manufacture in the UK and import, for health and sustainability
- bring together researchers, government, business and civil society to determine what interventions might be needed
- co-produce research across disciplines and stakeholders to provide evidence for coherent policymaking
- train the next generation of food system thinkers.