There is an increasing interest for the emerging notion of sustainable diets which are still debated within the context of the shift towards more sustainable food systems, simultaneously addressing sustainability, food security and nutrition by linking consumption and production with food and nutrient requirements. The project will serve to make progress in better understand the relations between sustainable diets and sustainable food systems, in both developed and developing countries.

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Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Education, Food & Beverage

Type of initiative
Policy Frameworks & Tools, Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
United Nations / intergovernmental organizations

Start date
24/03/2017

Objectives

The project will serve to make progress in better understanding the relations between sustainable diets and sustainable food systems, in both developed and developing countries. It will take account of the four dimensions of the sustainable diets: health and nutrition, environment including biodiversity, economy and socio- cultural factors.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • Technical Workshop: Sustainable Diets in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems
  • FAO/Wageningen University joint international Expert Consultation on: "Innovation for the development of Food Based Dietary Guidelines: integrating sustainability of the Food system".
  • Regional Workshop on "Food Systems' challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean: at the crossroads of natural resources, livelihoods and nutrition"

Knowledge resource and technical tool

  • Technical workshop on: development of voluntary guidelines for the sustainability of the Mediterranean diet in the Mediterranean region.

Impact and Results

The project will allow the dissemination and promotion of results through a wide range of seminar, workshops, conferences, regional and international presentations. It will build more capacity and increase awareness on the impact of sustainable diets in the context of the implementation of the UN international agenda on sustainable food systems and healthy diets of the Decade of Action on Nutrition, by developing effective communication and advocacy activities to deliver meaningful and reliable information.

Next steps and how to get involved

Contact: sfsprogramme@blw.admin.ch