Editorial: Conference on 'Sustainable nutrition for a healthy life'

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Proceedings of the Nutrition Society


Nutrition scientists are currently facing a substantial challenge: To feed the world population sustainably and ethically while supporting the health of all individuals, animals, and the environment. The Nutrition Society of Australia s 2022 Annual Scientific meeting theme Sustainable nutrition for a healthy life , was a timely conference focussing on the environmental impact of global, national, and local food systems, how nutrition science can promote sustainable eating practices while respecting cultural and culinary diversity, and how to ensure optimal nutrition throughout life to prevent and manage chronic diseases. Comprehensive, diverse, collaborative, and forward-Thinking research was presented in a 3-day programme of keynote presentations, oral and poster sessions, breakfast and lunch symposiums, ending with a panel discussion to answer the question of how we can best achieve a nutritious food supply that supports human and planetary health. We concluded that this complex issue necessitates coordinated efforts and multi-faceted responses at local, national, and global levels. Collaboration among consumers, scientists, industry, and government using a systems approach is vital for finding solutions to this challenge.

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