Supporting Sustainable Development Goals Through Sustainable Diets

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Sustainable diets are healthy diets from sustainable food systems that advance the human condition and conserve ecological resources in socially acceptable ways.


An essential strategy to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is supporting sustainable diets or healthy diets from sustainable food systems that promote the human condition and conserve ecological resources in socially acceptable ways. Despite evidence-based recommendations published in dietary guidelines across the globe, diet-related diseases continue to rise, and food consumption patterns threaten sustainable development (Herforth et al. 2017a; Fisher and Garnett 2016; Hacck and Byker 2014). There is an urgent need for policy to support health-promoting diets; malnutrition, which includes undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies and overweight, obesity, and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), afflicts every nation...

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This work was funded by NSF RII Track-2 FEC OIA 1632810, NIH NIGMS 5P20GM104417-04, and NIH NIGMS 5P20GM103474-19. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Montana State UniversityBozemanUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tony Wall
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre for ThrivingUniversity of ChesterChesterUK