About SDWG

The ANH Sustainable Diets Working Group (SDWG)

The ANH Academy Sustainable Diets Working Group is a group of experts in agriculture, environmental or physical science, nutrition and/or health research, with a particular focus on methods and metrics in sustainable diets.

Sustainable diets research is a relatively new field, and as yet there has been little synthesis of evidence or sharing of knowledge as to best practices. Metrics used tend to focus on greenhouse gas emissions as a means of quantifying environmental impacts, but other measures such as land use change and water footprints have also begun to emerge. Methods for devising or modifying diets tend to involve variations on optimisation models such as linear programming, and these methods have their limitations. 

 

 

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