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Sustainable Diets

Sustainable Diets

Linking Nutrition and Food Systems

Now Published!

Edited by B Burlingame, Massey University, New Zealand, S Dernini, Forum on Mediterranean Food Cultures, Italy

December 2018 / Hardback / 280 Pages / 9781786392848 £95.00 / €125.00 / $160.00
With 10% online discount: £85.50 / €112.50 / $144.00
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Main Description

This book takes a transdisciplinary approach and considers multisectoral actions, integrating health, agriculture and environmental sector 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 One Planet Sustainable Food Systems Programme, 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 sciences, agricultural sciences, development studies, food studies, public health and food policy.

  • PART I: GRAND CHALLENGES
    • 1: Sustainable Diets: a Bundle of Problems (Not One) in Search of Answers
    • 2: Sustainable Diets: the Public Health Perspective
    • 3: The Challenges of Sustainable Food Systems Where Food Security Meets Sustainability – What are Countries Doing?
    • 4: Climate Change and Sustainable and Healthy Diets
    • 5: Biodiversity Loss: We Need to Move from Uniformity to Diversity
    • 6: Agroecology and Nutrition: Transformative Possibilities and Challenges
    • 7: Indigenous Food Systems: Contributions to Sustainable Food Systems and Sustainable Diets
    • 8: Can Cities from the Global South be the Drivers of Sustainable Food Systems?
    • 9: Consumer-level Food Waste Prevention and Reduction Towards Sustainable Diets
  • PART II: SUSTAINABLE DIETS: QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES
    • 10: Attaining a Healthy and Sustainable Diet
    • 11: Highlighting Interlinkages Between Sustainable Diets and Sustainable Food Systems
    • 12: Understanding the Food Environment: the Role of Practice Theory and Policy Implications
    • 13: Sustainable Diets: Social and Cultural Perspectives
    • 14: Nutritional Indicators to Assess the Sustainability of the Mediterranean Diet
    • 15: Assessing the Environmental Impact of Diets
    • 16: Sustainable Diets and Food-based Dietary Guidelines
    • 17: Costs and Benefits of Sustainable Diets: Impacts for the Environment, Society and Public Health Nutrition
  • PART III: MOVING FORWARD
    • 18: The One Planet Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme as a Multi-stakeholder Platform for a Systemic Approach
    • 19: The Med Diet 4.0 Framework: a Multidimensional Driver for Revitalizing the Mediterranean Diet as a Sustainable Diet Model
    • 20: Traditional Foods at the Epicentre of Sustainable Food Systems
    • 21: Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): a Legacy for Food and Nutrition Security
    • 22: Sustainability Along All Value Chains: Exploring Value Chain Interactions in Sustainable Food Systems
    • 23: Sustainable and Healthy Gastronomy in Costa Rica: Betting on Sustainable Diets
    • 24: How Organic Food Systems Support Sustainability of Diets
    • 25: Institutional Food Procurement for Promoting Sustainable Diets
    • 26: Renewing Partnerships with Non-state Actors for Sustainable Diets through Sustainable Agriculture
    • 27: Decalogue of Gran Canaria for Sustainable Food and Nutrition in the Community
    • 28: Ten Years to Achieve Transformational Change: the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016–2025
    • 29: Towards a Code of Conduct for Sustainable Diets

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  • Sustainable Diets
    Sustainable Diets
    by B Burlingame; S Dernini December 2018 Hardback / 9781786392848 / £95.00 / $160.00 / €125.00