Healthy hearts - RSA

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

Commended entry

Winner: PeppHeart

A subsidisation card and accompanying app designed to give young people from low-income backgrounds the access, knowledge and skills to eat healthier for life.

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.

Emma Scott

Nottingham Trent University, England

The Philips award of £2,000

Emma’s website

Commended entry 

Highly Commended

Highly Commended Chalo KawanaJai Mistry, Northumbria University, England

Chalo kawana (Let’s eat): A meal swap initiative aimed at the south Asian community to reduce the development of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

In partnership:

It is amazing to see the passion and talent of the new generations of students in taking up complex but highly relevant societal challenges.

Philips Paul Gardien