Report on the State of the Nation’s Food System
CEDAR researchers have contributed data, evidence and perspectives to the Food Foundation’s 2020 update of The Broken Plate, their report on the state of the UK’s food system.
The report highlights ten vital signs showing the health of our food system, how it impacts on our lives, and why we must change the food environment. These signs include advertising, food composition, availability and affordability, and impacts on obesity and diabetes.
CEDAR contributions include
- data and analyis from the the Food environment assessment tool (Feat) showing that 45 local authorities in England have seen more than a 5% increase in the proportion of food outlets that are fast food takeaways.
- analysis of Office of the Consumer Price Index and National Diet and
Nutrition Survey showing that more healthy foods are more expensive than less healthy foods, with the cost of more healthy foods diverging from less healthy foods over the past four years.