“What’s for lunch?” Conference: Incorporating staff and student preferences in university food policy

11/07/2024 to 11/07/2024

University of Birmingham, Campus Food Project University of Birmingham, Online EUniWell-Event

Discover how EUniWell can transform university food policies by joining our round table discussion on 11 July at the University of Birmingham. Dive into groundbreaking EUniWell-funded research on campus food preferences across six European universities and hear from experts on integrating health, well-being, and sustainability into food policies.

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We invite university students and staff to join us on 11 July at 15:00 - 17:30 CEST / 14:00 - 16:30 BST / 16:00 - 18:30 EEST for a round table discussion about incorporating evidence on food preferences in university food policy. This discussion will build on the EUniWell-funded research we conducted in six European universities about staff and student preferences for on campus lunch. 

Additionally, experts from other European universities will talk about how their universities incorporate health, well-being and sustainability in their food policy. At the end, we hope to formulate a set of recommendations for how university food policy can be enhanced.

The event will take place in the UKKRIN Building (School of Engineering) on the campus of the University of Birmingham. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for in-person participants. 

Attendees from other universities and organisations who are not able to attend the event in person are invited to join the first part online from 15:00 - 16:30 CEST / 14:00 - 15:30 BST / 16:00 - 17:30 EEST and contribute their perspectives.

Main objectives of the event:

  • to present the results of the Campus Food project aimed at exploring on campus lunch preferences of university students and staff in 6 EUniWell universities (University of Birmingham, Nantes Université, Linnaeus University, University of Florence, Semmelweis University, and University of Murcia);
  • to present the key approaches to incorporating health, well-being and sustainability in university food policy;
  • to discuss and formulate a set of recommendations for enhancing university food policy.

Date: 11 July 2024

Time: 15:00 - 17:30 CEST / 14:00 - 16:30 (BST) / 16:00 - 18:30 EEST 

Location: UKKRIN Building, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham or Zoom if attending online

Application process

Application deadline: Please register by 4 July via this link: https://forms.office.com/e/WdKKPrU1jp 


For more information, please contact: Dr Irina Pokhilenko at i.pokhilenko[at]bham.ac.uk.

Further information

This offer is open to all universities within the EUniWell Alliance. The event is organised in the framework of the EUniWell Well-Being Research Incubator Programme, as part of EUniWell’s #Research project. 

The EUniWell #Research project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101035821