Public engagement

Public engagement

We believe that we are all responsible for, and connected to,
the food that we eat, so we all need to work together to improve it. 
Our activities are designed to engagewith people so that they can become
agents of change in the food system. 

At EIT Food, we are building an inclusive and innovative community where you can be actively involved so together we can deliver an innovative agrifood sector that produces both healthy and sustainable food and is trusted by society.

Our public engagement activities can be grouped into the following areas: 

04 August 2019

EIT Food at Hapje Tapje 2019

Belgium
Foodunfolded

Foodunfolded

Everything you ever wanted to know about food tech and more! FoodUnfolded® will take you through how our food is made,  why certain processes are used, and how technology can make our food more sustainable, healthy and nutritious.

All our public engagement activities

EIT Food TrustTracker®
Public Engagement

EIT Food TrustTracker®

Research has shown that consumers do not understand or trust in the food industry. This is thought to be driven by the gap between what consumers want and what the...

The #AnnualFoodAgenda
Public Engagement

The #AnnualFoodAgenda

The #AnnualFoodAgenda encourages consumers to think about the food they eat, increasing their knowledge of the entire value chain, and linking healthy diets to an active and healthy lifestyle,...

EATrends & food fashion week
Public Engagement

EATrends & food fashion week

EATrends and food fashion week is raising awareness of the key trends that are shaping food innovation today, and empowering people to influence the way they eat.   ...

Influencer marketing for EIT Food: the EIT Food Ambassadors Programme
Public Engagement

Influencer marketing for EIT Food: the EIT Food Ambassadors Programme

Launching a new sustainable product doesn’t necessarily create new consumer eating habits. So, how do we encourage uptake of new products, technologies or ideas?   In an...

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage
Public Engagement

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage

This EIT Food Schools Network is linking EIT Food to existing national school programmes across Europe and developing a portfolio of approaches within educational settings which could be used to...

Games of Foods
Public Engagement

Games of Foods

Games of Food is increasing public awareness around balanced nutrition and a healthy lifestyle through the use of Escape games. During Escape games, groups of 2 to 8 players...

FoodUnfolded®
Public Engagement

FoodUnfolded®

The platform aims to engage with citizens through entertaining and educational content, and by connecting citizens with food experts from both academia and industry to accurately clarify misperceptions or questions....

Developing a Digital Toolkit to Enhance the Communication of Scientific Health Claims
Public Engagement

Developing a Digital Toolkit to Enhance the Communication of Scientific Health Claims

The aim of this project is to develop a ‘prosumerist’ digital toolkit– informed by research in linguistics, information design, nutritional science and behavioural economics—to gather...

‘SEE & EAT’: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets
Public Engagement

‘SEE & EAT’: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets

Parents know children should eat 5 portions of fruit and veg a day, but children often fall far short of meeting this target. SEE & EAT is helping narrow the gap...

The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series
Public Engagement

The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series

In 2019, EIT Food Partners are debuting ‘Future Kitchen’, an exciting new virtual reality, video and animation series on FoodUnfolded. Incorporating smart kitchen devices developed by our very...

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Latest news

The Food Schools Network:  Improving children’s relationships with food News

The Food Schools Network:  Improving children’s relationships with food

17 May 2019

What we put into our bodies is key in determining how healthy we are. Being overweight and obese affects your health, and drastically increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease,....

Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process News

Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process

19 March 2019

EIT Food has the pleasure to inform that a consortia of scientific organisations, companies and non-governmental organisations has been selected for the EIT Food....