BigO on FoodSHIFT2030: How big data can be used in the prevention of childhood obesity


Last week, the BigO project was presented during a public webinar of FoodSHIFT2030. FoodSHIFT2030 is a project that aims to launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more
plant based diets. Therefore, the FoodSHIFT2030 approach focuses on supporting innovation towards a fast transition of the European food system by 2030. This is necessary in order to address the pressing challenges for food and nutrition security.

FoodSHIFT2030 focuses on increasing the technological and societal readiness levels of food system innovations in nine selected city-regions across Europe. It focuses on identifying, maturing and scaling-up citizen-led innovations in the local communities that respond to social and environmental challenges. They do this by using sustainable design and circular economy principles to help scale and grow initiatives to become economically viable and socially valuable.

The FoodSHIFT2030 webinar was titled ‘Education for a new generation of food citizens‘ and focussed on the importance of food education. As part of this webinar, Katerina Riviou and Ioannis Ioakeimidis presented the concept of the BigO project. They discussed how big data can be used in the prevention of childhood obesity.  Afterwards, the audience had some interesting questions, which resulted in an interesting discussion. In total, over 200 people attended the webinar.