PLAN‘EAT

Exploring interventions to transform food systems towards healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour

Many of our sustainability challenges today are strongly rooted within eco-agri-food systems. Shifting dietary behaviour is therefore a key lever for simultaneously addressing the interlinkages among these problems, for example by tackling non-communicable diseases, environmental degradation, and climate change.
PLAN’EAT – is a Horizon Europe project that seeks to facilitate the transition towards healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour through an in-depth understanding of its underlying factors and drivers and the development of innovative, effective recommendations, tools and interventions addressing different agri-food system actors.
PLAN’EAT aims to implement a systemic approach at the macro (food system), meso (food environment) and micro (individual) levels. Various socio-cultural and geographic contexts across Europe will be considered by implementing nine living labs in different European areas, five pan-European food value chain consultation and working groups as well as a policy lab.
As part of the implementing consortium of 24 partners, TMG will lead work on True Cost Accounting (TCA) to analyse the environmental, socio-economic and health impacts of European diets and their associated costs. Among other activities, this component of the project entails:
  • analysing the availability of TCA data
  • developing a database with average true costs of 100+ European food products
  • identifying indicators for socio-economic and social true cost assessments, and
  • assessing the "true costs" of three different European dietary patterns.
Building on this work, TMG will also be involved in developing a roadmap for the establishment of a proposed European Food Policy Council, as well as setting up a methodology framework to design easy-to-understand healthy and sustainable food-based dietary guidelines at the national level, for various population groups.
With funding from the European Commission, the members of the PLAN'EAT consortium are:
Project Name
PLAN‘EAT
Duration
September 2022 - August 2026

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