The global food system is set to face unprecedented pressures over the coming decades. As part of this, a transition towards a more ‘sustainable healthy diet’ to improve the environmental impact of the food system is of growing interest to businesses, policy makers, NGOs and the public. 

The definition of what constitutes a sustainable healthy diet is at a relatively early stage of development, with many organisations outlining the dietary shifts required to support better health and environmental outcomes. 

All sectors of the food industry have a role to play. FDF supports the aim of sustainable healthy diets set out by the WHO and FAO and are working with our members to consider the role of food and drink manufacturers to help deliver change. 

This work supports our long-standing goals to improve diet and health outcomes and deliver a more sustainable food system. This forms part of FDF’s Ambition 2025 vision for “A thriving and sustainable food and drink industry that acts responsibly for the benefit of society and the environment”.

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Sustainable healthy diets panel discussion at the FDF convention


On 1 December, FDF’s Kate Halliwell chaired a panel discussion on the topic of sustainable healthy diets. Panelists discussed the role of food and drink manufacturers to help deliver change, and perspectives on how this could be taken forward in the upcoming National Food Strategy.

We were delighted to be joined by Will Nicholson (Project lead, The Food Foundation), Dr Nikos Mavroudis (Associate Professor in Food Quality and Regulation in the Dept. of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading - on behalf of EIT Food), Joe James (Senior Policy Adviser - National Food Strategy, Defra), and Jenny Arthur (Head of Nutrition and Membership, Leatherhead Food Research).

You can also listen to recordings of the sessions via the official FDF Podcast channel.

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