The importance of including Environmental Sustainability in Dietary Guidance.

Jan 31, 2019
Sébastien Bouley

In United States of America, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior has set the statement that the environmental sustainability should be inherent in dietary guidance, whether working with individuals or groups on their dietary choices or in setting national dietary guidance.

Dietary choices have a significant role in contributing to environmental impacts, which could be lessened by consuming fewer overconsumed animal products and more plant-based foods while reducing excess energy intake and the amount of food wasted. Dietary choices are also a personal matter, and many American consumers are motivated by a concern for the environment.