sustainable diets


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3 Research Questions Could Hold the Key to Sustainable Eating

, Senior Analyst, Food Systems and Health

Food is more than just nutrition. We also know that food can affect the health of many people before it even reaches our plates. For example, pollution caused by fertilizer runoff from farms have left communities without access to safe drinking water, while many of the people who produce our food don’t earn enough to afford healthy diets themselves. So, is it possible to eat in ways that promote health and produce better outcomes for our collective wellbeing, livelihoods, and natural resources? And what would it take to get us there? These are complex questions, but critical ones—and if the federal government made it a national priority to answer them, we might have a chance at avoiding otherwise devastating consequences. Read more >

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New Dietary Guidelines Cater to Alcohol and Soda Industries

, Senior Analyst, Food Systems and Health

The federal government released new US dietary guidelines today after three years of preparation, and it served a strong win to both alcohol and soda industries. Read more >

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New Dietary Guidelines Report is a Science Success Story

, Senior Analyst, Food Systems and Health

Yesterday, a committee of experts convened by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the scientific report meant to form the basis of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Clocking in at a full 835 pages, the report outlines conclusions and recommendations from the committee’s rigorous multi-year review of current topics in nutrition. Read more >

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New Dietary Guidelines Could Help Us Kick Our Sugar Habit—But Will Science Win Out?

, Senior Analyst, Food Systems and Health

For the last sixteen months, top health and nutrition experts have been hard at work reviewing the scientific research that will inform the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Yesterday, via webcast, they finally shared the fruits of their labor. Read more >

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