SpringerBriefs in Public Health

Towards Healthy and Sustainable Diets

Perspectives and Policy to Promote the Health of People and the Planet

Authors: Sarlio, Sirpa

  • Is a comprehensive yet concise book about food that is good for the planet and also improves consumer health
  • Empowers readers to make changes happen, from everyday shopping and community action to the agendas of consumers and decision makers
  • Describes a multidisciplinary and systemic approach to sustainability with synergies and benefits for people and for the planet
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About this book

This clear-sighted volume synthesizes wide-ranging knowledge of human food consumption, food production systems, and sustainability to offer methods of improving the impact of food choices on people and the environment. The comprehensive coverage addresses myriad challenges and paradoxes (e.g., health-conscious food choices that put greater stress on the planet, hunger amidst plenty) associated with the production of sustainable, nutritious food.   Direct and complex links between local and global issues are highlighted in innovative approaches to transforming food production from the farm to the table and from the policy desk to the real world. Chapters identify, examine, and offer realistic recommendations for achieving critical goals, among them: 

  •        Supporting healthy people and communities within planetary boundaries
  •        Reduction and prevention of food waste
  •        Combining health and sustainability on the plate
  •        "Serving sustainable and healthy food to consumers and decision makers": from commitment to action.
  •        Investing in healthier and more sustainable production.
  •        Ensuring a healthy sustainable diet is a goal of all public policies.

Towards Healthy and Sustainable Diets is geared toward professionals and policymakers dealing with food, nutrition, and environmental topics seeking new perspectives on longstanding issues in these interrelated areas. It also makes a suitable reference for students studying and conducting research in these areas.

About the authors

Sirpa Sarlio, PhD, is adjunct professor in Nutrition at University of Helsinki and Ministerial Adviser at Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • “Sustainability Is More than Reducing Greenhouse Emissions”: Different Perspectives on Sustainability

    Sarlio, Sirpa

    Pages 1-21

  • “When Enough Is Not Enough”: Our Food Systems Are Badly Out of Balance

    Sarlio, Sirpa

    Pages 23-41

  • “Insects, Aquaculture and Mycoproteins Instead of Beef?”: Choosing Healthy and Sustainable Meals

    Sarlio, Sirpa

    Pages 43-62

  • “Serving Sustainable and Healthy Food to Consumers and Decision Makers”: From Commitments to Action

    Sarlio, Sirpa

    Pages 63-82

  • Erratum to: “Sustainability Is More than Reducing Greenhouse Emissions”: Different Perspectives on Sustainability

    Sarlio, Sirpa

    Pages E1-E1

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74204-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74203-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards Healthy and Sustainable Diets
Book Subtitle
Perspectives and Policy to Promote the Health of People and the Planet
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Public Health
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74204-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74204-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-74203-8
Series ISSN
2192-3698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 85
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 illustrations in colour
Topics