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Sustainable diets: food for healthy people and a healthy planet : workshop summary / Leslie Pray, rapporteur ; Food Forum, Food and Nutrition Board, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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Subject: Agriculture > Environmental aspects > Congresses.
Sustainable agriculture > Congresses.
Food supply > Environmental aspects > Congresses.
Nutrition > Environmental aspects > Congresses.
Health > Congresses.
Food Supply.
Nutrition Policy.
Conservation of Natural Resources.
Environmental Health.
United States.
Genre: Congresses.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780309296670
  • ISBN: 0309296676
  • ISBN: 9780309296687
  • ISBN: 0309296684
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiv, 141 pages)) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2014]

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General Note: Title from PDF title page.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Defining relationships: synergies and trade-offs between health and environmental impacts -- Quantifying synergies and trade-offs: moving forward from conceptual links to empirical data -- The food price environment -- Options and approaches to enable sustainable food choices -- Moving forward -- Appendixes.
Abstract: One of the many benefits of the U.S. food system is a safe, nutritious, and consistent food supply. However, the same system also places significant strain on land, water, air, and other natural resources. A better understanding of the food-environment synergies and trade-offs associated with the U.S. food system would help to reduce this strain. Many experts would like to use that knowledge to develop dietary recommendations on the basis of environmental as well as nutritional considerations. But identifying and quantifying those synergies and trade-offs, let alone acting on them, is a challenge in and of itself. The difficulty stems in part from the reality that experts in the fields of nutrition, agricultural science, and natural resource use often do not regularly collaborate with each other, with the exception of some international efforts. Sustainable Diets is the summary of a workshop convened by The Institute of Medicine's Food Forum and Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine in May 2013 to engender dialogue between experts in nutrition and experts in agriculture and natural resource sustainability and to explore current and emerging knowledge on the food and nutrition policy implications of the increasing environmental constraints on the food system. Experts explored the relationship between human health and the environment, including the identification and quantification of the synergies and trade-offs of their impact. This report explores the role of the food price environment and how environmental sustainability can be incorporated into dietary guidance and considers research priorities, policy implications, and drivers of consumer behaviors that will enable sustainable food choices.
Funding Information Note: This activity was supported by Contract Nos. HHSP233201200333P (Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health), HHSN26300002 (National Institutes of Health), and 59-1235-2-114, CNPP-IOM-FY2012-01, FS-IOM-FY2012-01, and AG-3A94-P-12-0088 (U.S. Department of Agriculture) and with the National Academy of Sciences. Additional support came from Abbott Laboratories, Cargill, Inc., ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Inc., Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, Inc., McDonald's, Mead Johnson and Company, Monsanto Company, Nestle Nutrition, PepsiCo, and The Coca-Cola Company. The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the activity.
Source of Description Note: Online resource (viewed on May 16, 2014).
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