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A consensus proposal for nutritional indicators to assess the sustainability of a healthy diet: the mediterranean diet as a case study

Donini, Lorenzo Maria; Dernini, Sandro; Lairon, Denis; Serra Majem, Lluis; Amiot, Marie Josè phe; Del Balzo, Valeria; Giusti, Anna Maria; Burlingame, Barbara; Belahsen, Rekia; ...
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
Background There is increasing evidence of the multiple effects of diets on public health nutrition, society, and environment. Sustainability and food security are closely interrelated. The traditional Mediterranean Diet (MD) is recognized as a healthier dietary pattern with a lower environmental impact. As a case study, the MD may guide innovative inter-sectorial efforts to counteract the degradation of ecosystems, loss of biodiversity, and homogeneity of diets due to globalization through the improvement of sustainable healthy dietary patterns. This consensus position paper defines a suite of the most appropriate nutrition and health indicators for assessing t...
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free text keywords: mediterranean diet, food intake, human health, régime méditerranéen, nutrition, alimentation, santé humaine, [SDV.AEN]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Food and Nutrition, Methods, sustainable diets, nutrition indicators, dietary energy density, dietary nutrient density, dietary diversity, physical activity, non-communicable chronic diseases, environment, food quality, lifestyle factors, sustainability indicators, Healthy diet, Mediterranean diet; dietary diversity; dietary energy density; dietary nutrient density; non-communicable chronic diseases; nutrition indicators; physical activity; sustainable diets, Alimentation et Nutrition, Food and Nutrition, lcsh:Nutrition. Foods and food supply, lcsh:TX341-641, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Food processing, Environmental health, Geography, Food systems, Health indicator, Food security, Agriculture, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Sustainability
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