EAT-Lancet commision on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 17, 09:31 AM in and . No comments.

After clinic today, I will be mostly reading the report (EAT-Lancet commision on healthy diets from sustainable food systems); published last night.

The report says that diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet.

The key messages , in (extreme) brief, seem to be that unhealthy and unsustainable produced food poses a global risk to people and the planet and that the aim is to transform to a healthier and more sustainable diet by 2050. This will mean a more than 50% reduction of foods like red meat and sugar and with massive increases in foods such as fruit, vegetable, nuts, legumes . This suggest a shift to a plant based diet. This backs up the recent One Blue Dot report, produced by the British Dietetic Association at the end of last year.

I will check back when I’ve read the full report.

Tags: Eat Report, Lancet, Plant Based Diet, Sustainability

About the author

Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Anne is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered dietitian (RD), an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD- Australia), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the British Dietetic Association, The Nutrition Society and of The Dietetics Association of Australia.

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