This web-based toolkit supports nutrition and dietetic professionals to integrate sustainability into practice.
- The ICDA SFS-Toolkit explained in German 27 Jun 2022
- Resource hot topic cluster: Animal Proteins & Substitutes 06 Jun 2022
- EFAD Sustainable and Healthy Diets recorded webinar series (2021-22) 31 May 2022
- Healthy and sustainable diets: Position brief of Dietitians Australia (2022 Mar, revised from 2020) 24 May 2022
- The politics of protein: examining claims about livestock, fish, ‘alternative proteins’ and sustainability. (2022 Apr) 24 May 2022
- True Cost Accounting (TCA) of Food (2022 Apr 25) 14 Apr 2022
- Webinar Slides: SNEB and Food Sustainability: Back to the Future (2022 Apr) 14 Apr 2022
- Hungarian Dietetic Association (HDA) includes sustainability aspects in food-based dietary guideline, OKOSTÁNYÉR® “SMART PLATE” (2022 Apr) 10 Apr 2022
- Local urban government policies to facilitate healthy and environmentally sustainable diet-related practices: a scoping review (2021 Oct) 03 Apr 2022
- A systematic review of food waste audit methods in hospital foodservices: development of a consensus pathway food waste audit tool (2022 Mar) 21 Mar 2022
Why nutrition and dietetics professionals?
Nutrition and dietetics professionals around the world work with food at various stages of food systems—from production to product development to procurement through to consumption. In these roles, you have a unique opportunity to influence these systems to be more sustainable, as well as nutritious. While scholars of many disciplines grapple with what must be done to create sustainable food systems, you can take these understandings of the what and apply it to the how … and be a part of making it happen!
What’s in this Toolkit?
This toolkit is a collection of existing resources, case studies, infographics, learning modules, community discussion forums, inspirational stories and more to help support sustainability in dietetics. We have taken existing content and curated a collection to support your learning needs. In some cases, we have designed pieces just for you.
The toolkit is intended to help you understand sustainable food systems, identify your knowledge gaps, deepen your knowledge in particular areas, understand the relevance to nutrition and dietetics, access tools for putting this knowledge into practice, and help you share challenges and successes with colleagues to inspire and support others.
Information regarding our team, vision, objectives, and guiding principles for this toolkit. You will also find a brief background and introduction about sustainable food systems.
More formal, structured learning opportunities such as Learning Modules (LM), webinars and workshops, and sustainability courses. We have also designed a sustainability self-assessment that allows you to discover what, specifically, you would like to learn about nutrition and sustainability.
Documents and other materials, activities, tools, and case studies that help you to learn more about sustainable food theory, concepts and applications. Search and download resources on topics you want to learn more about, and tools to support sustainability into your own practice.
Examples of first-hand experiences in nutrition and sustainability around the world, as well as the opportunity to connect, discuss, and interact with Dietitians-Nutritionists from a variety of background, roles, and geographic locations.
How to use this Toolkit
You can use this toolkit however you would like. However, we suggest one of two ways:
1. Structured Flow
- Professional development: Take the Sustainability Self-Assessment which will recommend a learning module and resources. Work through the Learning Module suggested.
- Resources: Explore the suggested resources that are most relevant to you. Keep up-to-date and deepen your learning through webinars, workshops and courses.
2. Free Flow
- Browse resources by relevance to your practice or challenges. Use the filters. Refer to the glossary as needed.
- Connect with colleagues by reading the discussion forum and stories they’ve shared – and share your own!
- If you are interested in learning more, check out the Professional Development section.
Feedback? Questions? Ideas? Contact the ICDA SFS Coordinator: ICDAsfs.firstname.lastname@example.org