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Towards Healthy and Sustainable Diets

Perspectives and Policy to Promote the Health of People and the Planet

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  • Is a comprehensive yet concise book about food that is good for the planet and also improves consumer health

  • Empowers readers to make changes happen, from everyday shopping and community action to the agendas of consumers and decision makers

  • Describes a multidisciplinary and systemic approach to sustainability with synergies and benefits for people and for the planet

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Public Health (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

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About this book

This clear-sighted volume synthesizes wide-ranging knowledge of human food consumption, food production systems, and sustainability to offer methods of improving the impact of food choices on people and the environment. The comprehensive coverage addresses myriad challenges and paradoxes (e.g., health-conscious food choices that put greater stress on the planet, hunger amidst plenty) associated with the production of sustainable, nutritious food.   Direct and complex links between local and global issues are highlighted in innovative approaches to transforming food production from the farm to the table and from the policy desk to the real world. Chapters identify, examine, and offer realistic recommendations for achieving critical goals, among them:

 

  •      Supporting healthy people and communities within planetary boundaries
  •      Reduction and prevention of food waste
  •      Combining health and sustainability on the plate
  •     “Serving sustainable and healthy food to consumers and decision makers”: from commitment to action.
  •       Investing in healthier and more sustainable production.
  •       Ensuring a healthy sustainable diet is a goal of all public policies.

 

Towards Healthy and Sustainable Diets is geared toward professionals and policymakers dealing with food, nutrition, and environmental topics seeking new perspectives on longstanding issues in these interrelated areas. It also makes a suitable reference for students studying and conducting research in these areas.

Keywords

  • healthy sustainable diets
  • sustainable food production
  • environmental diets
  • food waste
  • climate impact of foods
  • ecological footprint
  • sustainable dietary guidelines
  • food system policy
  • food and nutrition security
  • sustainable consumption
  • climate-friendly food
  • sustainable shopping basket
  • healthy food
  • food and nutrition science
  • environmental health
  • public health nutrition
  • food safety
  • public health policy
  • sustainable agriculture
  • climate change

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Helsinki, Ministry of Social Affairs & Health, Helsinki, Finland

    Sirpa Sarlio

About the author

Sirpa Sarlio, PhD, is adjunct professor in Nutrition at University of Helsinki and Ministerial Adviser at Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Towards Healthy and Sustainable Diets

  • Book Subtitle: Perspectives and Policy to Promote the Health of People and the Planet

  • Authors: Sirpa Sarlio

  • Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Public Health

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74204-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-74203-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-74204-5

  • Series ISSN: 2192-3698

  • Series E-ISSN: 2192-3701

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 85

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Sustainability, Environmental Health, Nutrition

Buying options

eBook USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-74204-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)