Dr Clare Pettinger

(Lecturer in Public Health Dietetics School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University)


We can’t continue to ignore public health, biodiversity and climate. Our food system has been industrial for 50 years, StreetCube is a real game-changer

Dr Clare Pettinger is a Registered Dietitian and Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) and experienced academic at the University of Plymouth. Her research engagement includes food poverty, social justice and the 'future of food' with particular focus on ‘sustainability for nutrition professionals’ (see Pettinger 2018). She is an inspiring and informed educator, frequently acting as advocate for her professions, offering expert consultancy on sustainability and food related issues to the media and local/regional/(inter)national networks. Clare believes strongly that new approaches are required to tackle current local (and global) food related health and social wellbeing challenges.

Clare led an interactive sustainability workshop at the International Congress of Dietetics in Sept 2016, and is currently in the working group who created the BDA Sustainable Diets policy (and toolkit). Clare is an active member of the local Food Plymouth partnership and Sustainable Food Cities network. She is on the editorial committee for the ‘Urban Food Futures’ online magazine (https://urbanfoodfutures.com/) and sits on the Food Research Collaboration (http://foodresearch.org.uk/) advisory board.

Pettinger C (2018) Sustainable Eating: Opportunities for nutrition professionals.
Nutrition Bulletin, 43, 3, 226-237
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/nbu.12335