ICDA Sustainable Food Systems Toolkit

Welcome to the #ICDAsfsToolkit!

This is the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations’ (ICDA) web-based toolkit that supports nutrition and dietetic professionals to integrate sustainability into practice.

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Nutrition and Dietetics & Sustainable Food Systems

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. 

  1. Home – this page provides recent updates to the toolkit and information:
  2. Learning Modules
    • Here you will find more formal, structured learning opportunities. We have also designed a sustainability self-assessment that allows you to discover what, specifically, you would like to learn about nutrition and sustainability.
  3. Resources
    • 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. 
  4. Community of Practice (COP)
    • 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

Take the sustainability self-assessment to get your personalized toolkit guide for your journey to sustainable nutrition!

2 – Free Flow

  • Browse resources by relevance to your practice or challenges. Use the filters. Refer to the glossary as needed.
Feedback? Questions? Ideas? Contact the ICDA SFS Coordinator:  ICDAsfs.coordinator@acadiau.ca