What is the future for nutritional labelling? Supporting healthier food choices

Date: Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Time: 10.00am – 1.30pm

Venue: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, No. 1 North Brunswick Street, Dublin

Event overview

Event overview

The event explored the impact food labels have on consumer choice and how nutritional labelling in the future could help consumers to make healthier food choices.

Dr Rachel Crockett from the University of Stirling presented results for the recent Cochrane Systematic Review on nutritional labelling. Dr Crockett discussed how this could be effective if used with a range of other population interventions.

Dr Inez Baily from the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) explored Irish health literacy policy and practice. Dr Baily's presentation also included practical tools that we can all use to support people with both health literacy and numeracy needs. Dr Baily's presentation is available to download.

Dr Mary Flynn from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland discussed how we could use food labelling to make healthier choices.

Dr Michel Chauliac from the Ministry of Solidarities and Health France shared insights from their new front-of pack labelling system: Nutri-Score. Dr Chauliac's presentation is available to download.





9.00 – 10.00

Registration with tea & coffee


10.00 – 10.10

Welcome & overview

Mr Ray Dolan

Chief Executive, safefood

10.10 – 11.10

Session 1

Chair: Dr Catherine Conlon

Director of Human Health and Nutrition, safefood

10.10 – 10.40

Nutritional labelling to promote healthy diets: some lessons for the developments of public health interventions.

Dr Rachel Crockett

Lecturer in Psychology, University of Stirling

10.40 – 11.10

Health literacy in Ireland - How much sugar is in this pot of yoghurt? (PDF, 2MB) 

Dr Inez Bailey

Chief Executive Officer, National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)

11.10 – 11.30



11.30 – 13.00

Session 2

Chair: Dr Catherine Conlon

Director of Human Health and Nutrition, safefood

11.30 – 12.00

Using Food Labelling to find healthier choices

Dr Mary Flynn

Chief Specialist in Public Health Nutrition Policy, Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)

12.00 – 12.30

Nutri-score. Front-of-pack labelling. Why, how the current situation (PDF, 6MB)

Dr Michel Chauliac

Head of the National Health Nutrition Program, French General Directorate for Health

12.30 – 12.55

Panel discussion


12.55 – 13.00

Closing remarks

Dr Catherine Conlon

Director of Human Health and Nutrition, safefood

13.00 – 13.30

Lunch & networking



There is a limited number of places available for students. If you are a student and are interested in attending, please contact Dee Brennan on obesityforum@safefood.eu

Find out more

For more information about this event:

Email: events@safefood.eu

Call: (NI) 0800 085 1683

(ROI) 1850 40 4567