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Gary Taubes, journalist and president of the Nutrition Science Initiative, interviewed several authors of the articles published by The British Medical Journal in conjunction with our "Food for Thought 2020: The science and politics of nutrition" virtual conference.

The event will be livestreamed and will feature panel discussions on type 2 diabetes reversal, salt and more with leading experts in nutrition and health. You can register for free here.

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A landmark series of articles in The BMJ.
A landmark conference hosted by Swiss Re Institute.

How do we maintain a healthy diet? The question is simple, the answer is long, and one which many of us clearly get wrong. We know nutrition is one of the key drivers of chronic disease; yet there is great controversy as to what constitutes a healthy diet and how we should encourage individuals to eat well.

In 2018, The BMJ and Swiss Re Institute worked together to publish a landmark series of articles on the science and politics of nutrition. The articles brought together authors of different backgrounds and perspectives to help make sense of the current debate and understand potential disagreements. The series was launched at a meeting in Zurich in June 2018.

Building on the success of the series, The BMJ and Swiss Re Institute are once again partnering to explore how nutrition can lead to better health outcomes and greater societal resilience against disease. A series of articles will be published in June 2020, which would have been the focus of our conference. Due to COVID-19, the conference has had to go virtual. A series of podcasts with the authors will be made available on our website before the conference. On 29 and 30 June, some of the most influential voices in nutrition and health will gather online to discuss the biggest challenges in the field, review progress since Food for Thought 2018, and set the agenda for future research and policy.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to join our global video-conferencing meeting. The world-wide spread of corona should remind us all we have yet to conquer the dangers of acute infections; but it should not blind us to the global epidemic of chronic conditions, in many of which nutrition plays a crucial role.