Almost every day there is a food health scare story in the news; from salt to sugar, allergens to hygiene, and obesity, the health condition costing billions of pounds a year. How do we process this and decide what actions to take, either as individuals or as health professionals? The issues are complex meaning that it is critical for a multi-faceted approach, which is so important to the success of public health. This is demonstrated clearly by the articles presented in this Special Issue and is a poignant reminder of the importance of the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of health – ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. Food 2030 highlights the political momentum for a coherent research and innovation policy framework for food and nutrition security.
Guest editorial – The value of a multidisciplinary approach to health
First Published April 27, 2017
Perspectives in Public Health