Healthy eating and design – from behaviour change to system change – Presented by Geke Ludden, University of Twente

Geke Ludden

Geke Ludden, University of Twente, will speak at Healthy Nutrition Conference, on June 26, during AgriFood Innovation Event in Venlo, The Netherlands.

Design (for example, design of packaging, retail environments, food products) has been used for decades to influence the choices we make about the food that we eat. In recent years, it has also been used to raise people’s awareness of the importance of living a healthier life and to support healthier food intake.

We have seen this in the design of information campaigns, the design of monitoring and coaching systems, changes to the public environment and the design of dedicated products that can support healthy eating. We can expect good designs that influence eating behaviour to be effective, but we cannot expect miracles. This is mainly because our designed interventions have to compete with a myriad of other impulses.

A broader perspective on healthy eating and design, that moves away from a focus on individual responsibility and focuses on system change might be able to bring the change our society needs.

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3 Tips Seniors Can Use to Get Better Nutrition and Eat Healthier

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3 Tips Seniors Can Use to Get Better Nutrition and Eat Healthier

Nutrition is important for anyone trying to live a healthy life, but it’s especially important for seniors. Eating the right foods will ensure that you live a better quality of life, and can help you avoid developing chronic conditions. The National Institute on Aging says that older adults should have vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, B6, B12 and folate. With a varied diet, you should get enough of these, but if you aren’t then it’s easy to learn how to begin varying your diet to develop better eating habits.

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