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Fixing our broken food system: where policy meets politics

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Episode notes

As the nation grapples with the intertwined challenges of health, sustainability, and social equity, Henry Dimbleby has been at the forefront of advocating for healthier eating habits and systemic change. He led the Government’s School Food Plan (2013) and the National Food Strategy (2021) emphasising health, sustainability, and social responsibility. Yet, despite some progress, he resigned as a government advisor in 2023 citing concerns over policy translation. Henry discusses how, through collaboration and innovation, he continues to commit to transforming the food landscape.

Keynote speaker

  • Henry Dimbleby, Co-Founder of Leon, Food Campaigner, Speaker, Author and Non-Executive Director 


  • Prof Deborah Prentice, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge.