Designing interventions to improve diet and reduce obesity

26 February 2019

Portrait of Professor Susan Jebb

with Professor Susan Jebb
Professor of Diet and Population Health

Professor Jebb co-leads the Wellcome Trust-funded LEAP project. As a nutrition scientist her research interests are focused on how what we eat affects the risk of gaining weight or becoming obese and the interventions that might be effective to help ...

People in rich countries consume too much fat, sugar and salt, and we can expect obesity to rise in other countries as they abandon traditional foods and move to a more globalized diet. Oxford University’s Susan Jebb explains at a World Economic Forum IdeasLab how voluntary mechanisms and legislative powers can be used to improve the food system.