Student Design Awards winners: Healthy hearts
Brief 1: How might we improve cardiovascular health and address health inequalities?
- PeppHeart - Emma Scott, Nottingham Trent University, England
CVD is the leading cause of death globally (World Health Organisation 2021). An unhealthy diet is a key behavioural risk factor that can lead to heart disease or a stroke. PeppHeart is a card and app system designed to support young people in their healthy-eating journey, from the supermarket to the kitchen table. Heart-healthy foods are subsidised through the card and the accompanying app provides cooking guidance and recipe recommendations based on the user’s needs.
It is amazing to see the passion and talent of the new generations of students in taking up complex but highly relevant societal challenges.