Claire is a bioengineer, with a master degree in food science, technology and quality (UCLouvain). She is now working for the SUSFOODBEL project coordinated by Sciensano, in the context of her PhD. The project aims at identifying priority policies and their multiple impacts on sustainability, in the context of the transition towards healthy diets from sustainable food systems in Belgium. Her work focuses on the assessment of the environmental and health impacts of diets.

Field of activity
    Healthy and sustainable food systems
    Life cycle analysis
    Impact of food on health
    Sustainable agriculture

Research projects
SUSFOODBEL - Transitioning to healthy diets from sustainable food systems in Belgium: Priority policy actions and their multiple sustainability impacts

Transitioning to sustainable healthy diets will be key to transition to a carbon-neutral society in Belgium. In this project, such diets will be defined using the EAT Lancet planetary health diet recommendations adapted to the Belgian context. This project will identify, using novel tools and processes, priority policies impacting on the food environment, and their dietary trajectory to create sustainable healthy diets in Belgium. 

The project will measure multiple sustainability impacts of transitioning from current diets to sustainable healthy diets, as well as the contributions of the identified priority policies and dietary trajectory scenarios to realize such a transition. Sustainability impacts will include environmental impacts and diverse social and socioeconomic impacts. 

Concrete policy recommendations will be formulated for the federal Government, taking into account their estimated sustainability impacts, as well as diverse implementation considerations.

Updated on May 30, 2023