Sustainable Eating: Key to a Healthy Future – Tufts

Since you are reading this post, you clearly care about your health, and it’s likely you care about the health of the planet as well. It should come as welcome news that you can help the earth and the rest of its inhabitants while helping yourself—by making health-promoting dietary shifts that support sustainability according to Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter.

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The phrase sustainable agriculture refers to ways of growing food and raising animals that conserve natural resources and have minimal impact on the environment. Sustainable eating means choosing foods that are good for our environment and our bodies. “Most people think of sustainability as an environmental issue, but good nutrition is key,” says Nicole Tichenor Blackstone, PhD, an assistant professor in the division of agriculture, food and environment at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. “The ideal sustainable diet would be healthy, have a low environmental footprint, and be fair to producers and everyone else involved in getting food onto our tables. Plus, it should be culturally appropriate, accessible, and affordable. While that may sound like a tall order, taking steps toward sustainable eating doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.”

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