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From September 29 to Oktober 8, the third edition of the Utrecht Science Week will be hosted at Utrecht Science Park.

Join our session “Healthy and sustainable food: envisioning future scenarios to drive change in society”

Join us on October 2nd 11.00-13:00 for an inspiring session on creating a healthy and sustainable food system, and driving change in society. Our esteemed panellists, led by moderator Roel Vermeulen, will present future scenarios that envision a transformed world and provide strategies to bring it to life. 

Discover the challenges and opportunities associated with building a sustainable food system, while exploring the broader implications of societal system change. Engage in dynamic discussions and gain insights into innovative ideas that pave the way for a better future. 

Be part of this transformative event. Register now to secure your spot. 

Together, let’s shape a healthier, more sustainable world. 


11:00 – 11.15 Opening and introduction

11:15 – 11:40 Future visions on healthy and sustainable food

What does healthy and sustainable food look like in the future? Our panellists present visions from their fields of expertise including nutrition, psychology, the planetary health diet and cognitive robotics.

11:40 – 12:20 Panel discussion

Having laid out their insightful visions, our panellists delve into a dynamic exchange of ideas, igniting a thought-provoking discussion on the nourishment of both our bodies and the planet. The audience is invited to join the conversation.

12:20 – 12:30 Q&A

Got questions for the panellists that remained unanswered during the panel discussion? Ask them during the Q&A.

12:30 – 13:00 Sustainable lunch

Join us for a relaxed lunch, where you can mingle, chat with the panel, and plant seeds for new connections.

Expert Panel

Roel Vermeulen, Moderator professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposome Science, Utrecht University

Prescilla Jeurink, Panelist researcher pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University

Marleen Onwezen, Panelist researcher psychology and Consumer behaviour, Wageningen University and Research

Detlef van Vuuren, Panelist professor of Integrated Assessment of Global Environmental Change Utrecht University and senior researcher at Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL)

Robbert van der Kruk, Panelist, researcher Cognitive robotics for Agri-Food Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology

About Utrecht Science Week

The Utrecht Science Week is for everyone interested in (applied) science in the field of sustainability and health. With connections to the future of rural and urban regions, to the world of arts, industry, nature, food production, pharmacy and data sciences.

Utrecht Science Week is realised in cooperation with a large number of partners that are involved in education, research and enterpreneurial work at Utrecht Science Park. During Utrecht Science Week, institutions, research centres and businesses present their research results to each other, and to a wider audience.

This year’s theme is: Moving towards a healthy, sustainable society together.