Understanding drivers of food choice and how to modify them (1 CME Point).

Event Dates:

7:00 pm Monday 23rd Oct 2023

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David Titman

BSc, MSc, PGCE, RNutr

David is a registered nutritionist (RNutr) and food scientist with multinational experience in advising the food sector. He takes creative, pragmatic approaches to working with companies in developing their responsible food strategies, which has led to significant positive change in charitable, commercial and educational settings.

As a regular university lecturer, he keeps closely up to date on the latest research in food and nutrition and with a third-degree black belt in karate, he spends much of his time away from nutrition, practising and teaching martial arts.


  • An overview of innate and learned food preferences, and how they’ve shaped our current food system
  • The individuality of taste perception and food liking, and the implication for the individual’s health
  • Personal and environmental drivers of food choice in the current food system.
  • How to modify environments and behaviours to support positive changes in food choice and enhance liking of healthier foods.

Learning outcomes:

  • You will understand some of the key drivers of food liking and the reasons behind them
  • You will understand how the balance of socio-environmental factors, learned behaviour and individual biology influences food choice
  • You will understand how eating environments can be managed to optimise the likelihood of people making healthier choices.
  • You will learn strategies to help improve liking and consumption of healthier foods.
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