Food for Health Workshop – Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting

Behavioural Economics and Cost Benefit Analysis in Food, Agriculture and Health Systems
Montreal, Canada
9:00am – 4:30pm
Hotel Bonventure


  • Gain an understanding of behavioural economics and how this emerging field combining psychology and economics influences knowledge mobilization in nutrition, agriculture and health research, and potential strategies to further the food for health agenda through these approaches.
  • Explore opportunities to transfer our food and agriculture knowledge into health policy and interventions via cost-benefit analysis and behavioural economics.
  • Examine the various pulls and pushes that influence decisions at consumer, institution and whole food system levels.
  • Determine opportunities and limitations of economic approaches to food, agriculture and health research.

Access the full video playlist from this Workshop

Welcome and History of Food for Health- Dr. David Ma, CNS/University of Guelph - Video

Food for Health Survey Results - Dr. David Ma, CNS (video above)

Behavioural Economics - 'Nudges'

Nudging Food Health
Richard Williams, Mercatus Centre, George Mason University - Video

Using Language as a Motivational Strategy to Increase Pulses Consumption and Improve Healthier Behaviours
Joanna Castellano, Q: Quest Inc. - Video

Nudging Better Dietary Choices with Different Types of Information
Ellen Goddard, University of Alberta - Video

Lunch and Networking

Cost Benefit Analysis - 'Pulls'

Is a New Agri-Food/Health Partnership Possible?,
David McInnes, Principal, DMci Strategies - Video

The Cost-Effectiveness of Oral Nutrition Supplementation for Malnourished Older Hospital Patients: Analysis of the NOURISH Study
Scott Goates, Abbott Nutrition - Video

Nudging Nutrition Action: Unravelling Food Labelling's Potential
Alfred Aziz, Health Canada - Video

Panel Discussion - Video

Concluding Remarks
David Ma, CNS/University of Guelph

More information on the Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting can be found on the CNS website.