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Healthier Foods

The choices we make about our food and drink are shaped by social norms, what is available and what is affordable. Scotland has a richly deserved international reputation for the quality of its extensive larder of nutritionally valuable animal and plant derived products that can be grown, harvested, produced and processed to provide a healthy and sustainable diet. However Scotland’s population has one of the poorest diet-related health records in the developed world. Driven by the ambition of becoming a Good Food Nation, SEFARI research explores the interplay between dietary health, affordability and sustainability, whilst also working to improve food safety.

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Case Studies

28 Feb 2018

The Health Benefits of Dietary Fibre

SEFARI scientists are investigating the potential benefits of supplementary soluble indigestible fibres for promoting healthy weight loss.


22 Nov 2017 - 00:00

Food Matters go Live!

This week SEFARI is heading down south to London to take part in the UK's only food and drink cross-sector event, called Food Matters Live, which is taking place from 21st - 23rd November 2017 at London’s ExCeL.The free to attend ev

22 Jun 2017 - 00:43

SEFARI at the Royal Highland Show 2017

The Royal Highland Show, taking place over 22nd-25th June at Ingliston Showground, is undoubtedly one of Scotland’s iconic events.

16 May 2017 - 20:54

On SEFARI to the Emerald Isle

SEFARI has a crucial role in ensuring that the right research and expertise gets to the right people, at the right time and in the right format.



25 Apr

Next Steps for Tackling Obesity in Scotland - Holyrood Event

This one day event will examine the future policy actions required to tackle Scotland’s obesity problem, following the conclusion of ‘A Healthier Future – Action, Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight’ consultation as we look ahead to the imminent Scottish Government strategy.  This event is organised by 

11 Jun

Gut Microbiology: No longer the forgotten Organ - Rowett INRA Conference 2018

The overall aim of the conference is to promote understanding of the role of the complex microbial ecosystems present in the digestive tract of man and animals, in maintaining health of the host.