Prof. Armando Perez-Cueto

Nutrition education in the changing world

Armando Perez-Cueto, born in La Paz, Bolivia, is Professor of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science at Umeå University, Sweden. He holds a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium. Previously he was Associate Professor of Food and Meal Consumer Research at the University of Copenhagen; and the first Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition at Aalborg University. He was awarded an honorific distinction (Docente Honorífico) from Univalle, Bolivia.

He has consolidated a multi-disciplinary research approach around food, health, and sustainability. Presently, the focus of his research is on how to support and facilitate a societal shift towards a food consumption with lower environmental impact. He has been the Chair of the FENS Working Group 2 on the “organization, capabilities, and funding of nutrition science”.

The World is changing at unprecedented speed. Global warming and climate change will affect food security in the near future. It is well recongnised that food and nutrition practices have an important environmental footprint, hence, the field is facing new challenges, from food crises to high dependency on AI. This lecture will provide insights on integrating sustainability competences in nutrition education.