Join upcoming webinar on sustainable diets

A Bangaldeshi mother feeds her children a diverse meal of fish, mola, and vegetables. (Photo credit: F.Thilsted/WorldFish)

A Bangaldeshi mother feeds her children a meal of fish, mola, and vegetables. (F.Thilsted/WorldFish)

All are welcome on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 10:30 to 12:30 GMT (London time) to join a consultative webinar organised by the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Working Group on Sustainable Diets. The group will present their work on methods and metrics of sustainable diets and will seek feedback from the research community.

The ANH Academy is a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health to serve as a platform for learning and sharing, which is jointly funded and coordinated by jointly founded and initial coordination is provided by the Leverhulme Centre on Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), IMMANA and A4NH.  
The Academy's Technical Working Group on Sustainable Diets is a group of experts in agriculture, environmental or physical science, nutrition and/or health research, with a particular focus on methods and metrics in sustainable diets.

Sustainable diets research is a relatively new field, and as yet there has been little synthesis of evidence or sharing of knowledge as to best practices. Currently used metrics tend to focus on greenhouse gas emissions as a means of quantifying environmental impacts, but other measures such as land use change and water footprints have also begun to emerge. Methods for devising or modifying diets tend to involve variations on optimization models such as linear programming, and these methods have their limitations.

This Working Group will assess these metrics and methods in detail, with the aim of producing a technical brief that will serve as a guide to research in this area.

 

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