Sustainable Diets: Linking Nutrition and Food Systems

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Barbara Burlingame, Sandro Dernini
CABI, Dec 10, 2018 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
This book takes a transdisciplinary approach and considers multisectoral actions, integrating health, agriculture and environmental issues to comprehensively explore the topic of sustainable diets. The team of international authors informs readers with arguments, challenges, perspectives, policies, actions and solutions on global topics that must be properly understood in order to be effectively addressed. They position issues of sustainable diets as central to the Earth's future. Presenting the latest findings, they:

- Explore the transition to sustainable diets within the context of sustainable food systems, addressing the right to food, and linking food security and nutrition to sustainability;

- Convey the urgency of coordinated action, and consider how to engage multiple sectors in dialogue and joint research to tackle the pressing problems that have taken us to the edge, and beyond, of the planet's limits to growth;

- Review tools, methods and indicators for assessing sustainable diets;

- Describe lessons learned from case studies on both traditional food systems and current dietary challenges.

As an affiliated project of the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Program, this book provides a way forward for achieving global and local targets, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition commitments. This resource is essential reading for scientists, practitioners and students in the fields of nutrition science, food science, environmental science, agricultural science, development studies, food studies, public health and food policy.

 

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Contents

a Bundle of Problems Not One in Search of Answers
1
the Public Health Perspective
13
3 The Challenges of Sustainable Food Systems Where Food Security Meets Sustainability What are Countries Doing?
22
4 Climate Change and Sustainable and Healthy Diets
32
We Need to Move from Uniformity to Diversity
42
Transformative Possibilities and Challenges
53
Contributions to Sustainable Food Systems and Sustainable Diets
64
8 Can Cities from the Global South be the Drivers of Sustainable Food Systems?
79
Impacts for the Environment Society and Public Health Nutrition
172
18 The One Planet Sustainable Food Systems SFS Programme as a Multistakeholder Platform for a Systemic Approach
178
a Multidimensional Driver for Revitalizing the Mediterranean Diet as a Sustainable Diet Model
187
20 Traditional Foods at the Epicentre of Sustainable Food Systems
199
a Legacy for Food and Nutrition Security
204
Exploring Value Chain Interactions in Sustainable Food Systems
215
Betting on Sustainable Diets
225
24 How Organic Food Systems Support Sustainability of Diets
232

9 Consumerlevel Food Waste Prevention and Reduction Towards Sustainable Diets
89
10 Attaining a Healthy and Sustainable Diet
99
11 Highlighting Interlinkages Between Sustainable Diets and Sustainable Food Systems
113
the Role of Practice Theory and Policy Implications
121
Social and Cultural Perspectives
131
14 Nutritional Indicators to Assess the Sustainability of the Mediterranean Diet
137
15 Assessing the Environmental Impact of Diets
146
16 Sustainable Diets and Foodbased Dietary Guidelines
158
25 Institutional Food Procurement for Promoting Sustainable Diets
240
26 Renewing Partnerships with Nonstate Actors for Sustainable Diets through Sustainable Agriculture
248
27 Decalogue of Gran Canaria for Sustainable Food and Nutrition in the Community
255
the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 20162025
261
29 Towards a Code of Conduct for Sustainable Diets
268
Index
277
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About the author (2018)

Barbara Burlingame is at Massey University, New Zealand.

Sandro Dernini is with Forum on Mediterranean Food Cultures, Italy.

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