Food systems that support transitions to healthy and sustainable diets

Ana Teresa Martins Ferreira de Oliveira | ateresaoliveira@estg.ipvc.pt


FEAST (Food systems that support transitions to hEalthy And Sustainable dieTs) aims to support the EU's just transition to healthy diets produced by sustainable food systems. Using a Multi-Actor Approach,


FEAST's objectives are: 1.To better understand, describe and measure barriers and facilitators that influence the dietary behaviour of different groups (particularly vulnerable groups), accounting for geographical, socio-economic, behavioural, gender and cultural differences 2.To collaborate with key stakeholders in Europe?s food systems to identify and/or design and test innovative and effective tools, programmes and strategies, including social innovations, that will enable consumers to make informed food choices that promote the self-management of healthy and sustainable dietary behaviours and lifestyles 3.To empower individuals to adopt healthier and more sustainable dietary behaviours, choices and lifestyles by means of evidencebased strategies and tools addressing all food system actors at the level of Member States, EU and wider international community 4.To increase the adoption of food and health policy interventions that aim to drive the transition to healthier and more sustainable diets by all stakeholders within the food system by designing and testing scientifically-informed ommunication strategies, and associated monitoring approaches, that could be used by policymakers

Coordenador Institucional
Ana Teresa Martins Ferreira de Oliveira
Maria Manuela de Lemos Vaz Velho
Ana Sofia de Sá Gil Rodrigues
Project code
intervention region
IPVC Financing.
194.900,00 €
Partner Entity

IPVC | Parceiro | 194.900,00 €

start date
final date
IPVC reimbursement rate.
Total Amount
11.724.640,00 €
financial support

WP1. Project management

WP2. Mapping & monitoring dietary patterns

WP3. Mapping and Monitoring factors that shape food environments

WP4. Co-developed community-based solutions

WP5. Co-developed tech-based solutions

WP6. Understanding and measuring the impacts

WP7. Policy dialogues to inform food system governance

WP8. Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication


Management tools and documentation, including data management plan, informed consent protocols and forms

Report highlighting healthy/sustainable dietary choices and their mediating factors across different European demographics

Report on recommendations for indicators to measure progress towards stimulating healthy/sustainable diets

Report on BIA-Obesity and BIA-sustainability assessment of businesses including recommendations in Belgium and France

Report on barriers and facilitators for governments (EU and national) to implement actions to improve access to healthy diets from sustainable food systems ? national

Mapping and identification of policies for healthy and sustainable food systems to enable consumers, especially vulnerable groups, to consume healthy/sustainable diets

Report on Living Labs? kick-off events and current state assessment, challenges, and SWOT analysis

Catalogue of best practices and interventions report

FEASTing report (FEASTing ?How To? guide for replicator cities, case studies on impact)

Develop five working prototypes, through hackathons, of technologies supporting transitions to healthy/sustainable diets

Report on the use of persuasion strategies through CAxP on increasing healthier dietary behaviour and reducing food insecurity in vulnerable groups

Report on the effect of myLabel use on the purchase of sustainable, healthy and ethical foods and co-benefits

Report of label preferences stratified by socioeconomic characteristics of users to inform the EU commission on policy development of food labels, particularly in vulnerable populations

Open access paper on the modelling framework to understand the barriers and enabling factors affecting dietary choice and behaviour

Open access paper on the assessment of environmental, social, economic and health impacts of dietary choice and behaviour

Open source simulation library of modelling frameworks usable by policy and decision makers

Report on policy-based facilitators and barriers across food

Transition to healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour

Policy Road Map to foster a fair and equitable transition to healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour (setting out key policy actions and tools to encourage and enable food system actors like producers, retailers, distributors, to transform consumption patterns)

Policy briefs and an inventory and narratives on effective tools and strategies, including communication strategies to support the fair and equitable transition to healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour, including strategy for joint activities with other funded projects and initiatives, and yearly update

Communication and dissemination materials including website, template, toolkit (multipliers), factsheets for stakeholder-specific FEAST exploitation and open science resources

Report on FEAST communication, dissemination and exploitation activities and FEAST Educational kit