Healthy, sustainable diets
This section is for people who want to find out about healthy, sustainable diets. It will be helpful for those studying or working in the field of nutrition and health and also those who would like more detail on the science in this area.
How can we achieve a dietary pattern that provides us with the many nutrients we need for health, in appropriate amounts, but that is also equitable, affordable and sustainable? And, how do we produce more food with fewer resources, such as land, water and fuel, to feed the growing global population?
These are some of the key questions that we face in the 21st century and which we need to find answers to, and quickly. The British Nutrition Foundation and many others from government, farming, food industry, academia and other sectors are working together on this important issue. The aim is to find solutions to these challenges that are evidence-based, realistic and will achieve the required impact both in the UK and globally.
This is an emerging area and we do not have all the answers yet. Though what we do know is that we need to start taking action now to secure a sustainable global food supply for future generations, and that all sectors of society have a role to play.
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