LiveWell for LIFE is very proud to have taken part in the 11th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH), which took place in Manchester, UK from 4-7 March 2014 within the astonishing walls of the Manchester Central Convention Complex.
The ICUH is described as the premier non-governmental global forum for information-exchange among urban health stakeholders, and attracts multidisciplinary actors from across the world and from every social, economic and ethnic background. This year’s title – Crossing boundaries: Partnerships for Global Urban Health – underpinned the organisers hope ‘to bring together multiple disciplines with a view to creating a large-scale trans-disciplinary conference that will cross boundaries and bring together urban and health stakeholders’. The ICUH lasted for four days, with the first day focusing on site visits and the following three days hosting a wide range of plenary lectures and workshops around four main topics: transdisciplinarity, society, health opportunity, and global health and humanitarian risk. Over 1,100 people attended the event making it a big success.
A sustainable diet is a diet good for both the planet and people. Food is at the hearth of many key environmental and health issues, with diet-related diseases being the principal health burden in Europe. So obviously, we could not miss the chance to support ICUH 2014 and add our voice to such an important forum.
We showcased our work on healthy, sustainable diets for the entire length of ICUH 2014. A quite various audience approached our cosy kitchen-style stand: from students and researchers in different disciplines, to professors and teachers, as well as professionals in the field of technology, business support, tourism, trade and commerce. We shared our animation ‘Eat yourself healthy’, our key promotional materials and explained the application of the LiveWell Plate in the project’s three pilot countries: France, Spain and Sweden. Dr Arpana Verma, Chair of the ICUH2014 and Director of the Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health MAHSC, University of Manchester invited us to give a presentation of our project and screen the animation at a special plenary session hosted in the Exchange Auditorium on the last day of the conference, Friday 7 March.
ICUH 2014 has been a tremendously successful event and we want once again to express our gratitude towards the organisers and everyone who came to meet us with an appetite for change.
More information on:
ICUH 2014 – the official website of the 11th International Conference on Urban Health
ISUH – the official website of the International Society for Urban Health
LiveWell for LIFE
 The International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) has been held annually since 2002, but will be held every other year as of 2014. The University of Manchester has been awarded the rights to host the 11th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) in March 2014, by the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) based at the New York Academy of Medicine, USA.
 As per the description of the theme from httpss://www.icuh2014.com/Resources/ICUH_2014_Programme.pdf
 Improving nutrition could be the single most important contributor to reducing the burden of disease in the WHO European Region. Food and health in Europe: a new basis for action; WHO 2004