According to the FAO, sustainable diets are defined as: “Those diets with low environmental impacts which contribute to food and nutrition security and to healthy life for present and future generations. Sustainable diets are protective and respectful of biodiversity and ecosystems, culturally acceptable, accessible, economically fair and affordable; nutritionally adequate, safe and healthy; while optimizing natural and human resources.” Health professionals have a role to play by educating the public. This year’s symposium will help explain this important and complex issue.
Specific topics include:
- The global food supply to feed the world today and tomorrow
- Sustainable diets: Good for us, good for the planet
- The extent of food waste and how to make a difference
- What is the contribution of milk production on the environment?
- A life-cycle analysis and a local dairy farmer’s perspective
To consult the web summaries, visit dairynutrition.ca.