PhD Student: Beatrice Pellegrini (ORCID n. 0000-0003-2738-6743)
Supervisor: Prof. Daniela Martini, DeFENS
Co-tutor: Prof. Cristian Del Bo’, DeFENS
Dean: Prof. Diego Mora
Research area: Food Science and Nutrition
Promotion of Healthy and sustainable diets – Characteristics and role of food labeling in facilitating the transition towards sustainable diets: nutritional and health aspects.
The major role of food systems on human and environmental health has been already proven by a plethora of scientific evidence. Therefore, there is an urgent need to implement strategies to foster the transition towards sustainable and healthy diets. Among them, the Farm to Fork strategy recognize food labeling as an important role in informing consumers about nutritional and environmental quality of a food product, to help them to increase nutritional knowledge that in turn may lead to healthier and sustainable food choices. The focus of the present project is to verify if and how the presence of specific characteristics and information on the food label can help in promoting the transition of consumers towards healthier and sustainable diets. Furthermore, it will be of primary importance to revise the existing literature to identify current knowledge gaps as well to carry out intervention studies to verify how such information could possibly influence health markers of the population under examination.
Health and nutrition, Food Labels, Sustainability, Nutrition Knowledge
Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences DeFENS -Dipartimento di scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l’Ambiente
Division of Human Nutrition – Sezione di Nutrizione Umana – Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship sponsor: Università degli Studi di Milano
Project sponsor: Ferrero S.p.A.