Outside, the sun was shining and the Utrecht train station was bustling with travellers. Inside, the Jaarbeurs stadium was a hive of excitement as hundreds of SSIB delegates gathered for a drinks reception to kick off the annual 5-day SSIB (Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) conference. Every year I look forward to attending the SSIB conference, typically held in stunning destinations across the UK, Europe, and the USA. This year was no exception, with the conference held in the beautiful city of Utrecht, Netherlands. I had the pleasure to attend the conference and represent the LEAP (Livestock, Environment and People) team by presenting some of my recent work on environmental sustainability labelling. I also serve as a board member on the SSIB New Investigator Advisory Board, so part of my role during the conference was to promote events aimed at the early career researchers.
The poster that I presented, entitled “Determining the effects of environmental sustainability labels on the selection, purchase, or consumption of foods: a systematic review protocol” was well received by SSIB members who, across a variety of disciplines, conduct research on food and drink consumption.