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Food insecurity in people living with obesity: improving sustainable and healthier food choices in the retail food environment: the FIO Food project.

Lonnie, Marta; Hunter, Emma; Stone, Rebecca A.; Dineva, Mariana; Aggreh, Modupe; Greatwood, Hannah; Johnstone, Alexandra M.; FIO Food Team

Authors

Marta Lonnie

Rebecca A. Stone

Mariana Dineva

Modupe Aggreh

Hannah Greatwood

Alexandra M. Johnstone

FIO Food Team



Contributors

FIO Food Project
Research Group

Abstract

At both UK and global level, dietary consumption patterns need to change to address environmental, health and inequality challenges. Despite considerable policy interventions, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United Kingdom has continued to rise, with obesity now a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Obesity prevalence is greater among those on lower incomes and the current UK food system, including government policy, does not effectively address this. Current behavioural approaches, without the support of structural changes in the system, may even widen the inequalities gap. Hence, using behavioural insights from those living with obesity and food insecurity, the project will explore potential avenues that can be applied in the food system to promote healthier choices in the food retail environment. The National Food Strategy report recommends that the UK food system should ensure "safe, healthy, affordable food; regardless of where people live or how much they earn". However, the association between food insecurity and the development of obesity is not well understood in relation to purchasing behaviours in the UK retail food environment, nor is the potential effectiveness of interventions that seek to prevent and reduce the impact of diet-induced health harms. The FIO Food (Food insecurity in people living with obesity – improving sustainable and healthier food choices in the retail food environment) project provides a novel and multi-disciplinary collaborative approach with co-development at its heart to address these challenges. Using four interlinked work packages, the FIO Food project will combine our knowledge of large-scale population data with an understanding of lived experiences of food shopping for people living with obesity and food insecurity, to develop solutions to support more sustainable and healthier food choices in the UK retail food environment.

Citation

LONNIE, M., HUNTER, E., STONE, R.A., DINEVA, M., AGGREH, M., GREATWOOD, H., JOHNSTONE, A.M. and the FIO Food Team. 2023. Food insecurity in people living with obesity: improving sustainable and healthier food choices in the retail food environment: the FIO Food project. Nutrition bulletin [online], 48(3), pages 390-399. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12626

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 29, 2023
Online Publication Date Jul 17, 2023
Publication Date Sep 30, 2023
Deposit Date Jul 19, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jul 19, 2023
Journal Nutrition bulletin
Print ISSN 1471-9827
Electronic ISSN 1467-3010
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 3
Pages 390-399
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12626
Keywords Food insecurity; Food poverty; Food inequality; Obesity; UK
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2015079

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