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School of Social and Political Science: Research


What is a healthy and sustainable diet?

What is a healthy and sustainable diet?
Speaker: Neil Chalmers # University of Aberdeen; Speaker: Leone Craig # University of Aberdeen
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Date and Time
3rd May 2017 14:00 - 3rd May 2017 15:30
Seminar Room 6, Chrystal Macmillan Building George Square, EH8 9LD

Many Western countries such as Scotland face the challenge of reducing carbon emissions associated with food systems (Garnett 2011) whilst also improving dietary nutritional intake (Scottish Government 2016). Therefore a diet that is both healthy and sustainable may offer the solution for meeting these two crucial aims. However, the definition of such diets is broad and includes many dietary aspects and metrics of sustainability. This seminar details the components of a healthy and sustainable diet with a particular focus on nutrition, health, affordability and carbon emissions.