Connecting a sustainable, healthy diet to land use in Aotearoa
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The foods we eat are vitally important to our health, but the way they are produced has a major impact on the earth’s resources, environment and climate. Population-wide changes are needed to achieve healthy and nutritious diets sourced from sustainable food systems.
This project involves collaboration with a Healthier Lives study which aims to identify an optimal diet that meets the nutritional needs of New Zealand’s population while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, at minimal additional cost to individuals.
Our Land and Water will determine whether the raw ingredients for this optimal diet can be grown in New Zealand, in an affordable way that meets targets for reducing water contaminants and greenhouse gas emissions.
The aim is to provide policymakers and health practitioners with information on how best to provide healthy and sustainable diets for New Zealanders.