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Reducing the Footprint through Alternative Diets

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On August 1 and 2, 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a public workshop in Washington, DC, on sustainable diets, food, and nutrition. Workshop participants reviewed current and emerging knowledge on the concept of sustainable diets within the field of food and nutrition; explored sustainable diets and relevant impacts for cross-sector partnerships, policy, and research; and discussed how sustainable diets influence dietary patterns, the food system, and population and public health. This publication briefly summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Research Areas
Food & Agriculture
Food Systems and Consumer Products
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Conference Proceeding
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Heller, Martin C. (2019) “Reducing the Footprint through Alternative Diets.” Section in Chapter 5 of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Sustainable Diets, Food, and Nutrition: Proceedings of a Workshop. Aug 1-2, 2018. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 99-106.