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Follow in my Green Food Steps: changing cooking behaviours in Nigeria for improved iron intake

Agriculture Seminar Series - Dr Rene Lion, Wageningen University

Date/Time: Wednesday 3 October 2018, 12:00 - 13:00

Venue: Agriculture Building, Room 3.05

Knorr aims to combat nutritional iron-deficiency - one of the 10 leading factors for disease, disability and death.

They're combining the launch of iron-fortified bouillon cubes with the “Follow in my Green Food Steps” behaviour change programme.

The programme targets two behaviours, the addition of iron-fortified bouillon cubes and a bunch of green leafy vegetables to stews.

The lunchtime lecture will present the "Follow in my Green Food Steps" programme and the outcome of a randomised community study in south west Nigeria that assessed the effectiveness of the programme.


Dr Rene Lion is senior consumer scientist at Unilever R&D Vlaardingen in the Netherlands. His research focuses on:

  • the determinants of behaviour change
  • impact assessment of behaviour change programmes
  • the effect of labelling and communication on food choice