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Plates, Pyramids, Planet - Developments in national healthy and sustainable dietary guidelines: a state of play assessment

Author: Carlos Gonzalez Fischer, Tara Garnett
Publisher:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, The Food Climate Research Network (FCRN) at the University of Oxford

Current food systems jeopardize current and future food production and fail to nourish people adequately. The starting point for this report is the observation that if we are to address the multiple social, health and environmental challenges caused by, and affecting food systems,global populations need to move towards dietary patterns that are both healthy and also respectful of environmental limits. As such, an integrated understanding of what such diets look like is needed, as is action to foster the necessary shifts in consumption.This document is the result of a review of countries Food-based Dietary Guidelines (FBDG). It explores if and how countries incorporate sustainability in their FBDG.

Organization: Academia/ University
Region: Global coverage
Areas of focus: Sustainable diets and nutrition
Tags: Awareness raising, Education, Food system analysis