Food Product Labeling: Challenges of Defining Sustainability (2023 Oct)

On 2023 October 12, the Food Forum will host a webinar that will look at the challenges of defining sustainability for food product labeling. Invited speakers will explore the variables for defining sustainability, the impact of sustainability labelling on consumers, challenges for regulatory agencies, and research gaps and future considerations. Speakers include: Brian RonholmConsumer Reports, Rebecca Walker ReczekThe Ohio State University, Arlin WassermanChanging Tastes, Julia EnsorFederal Trade Commission, Sean B. CashTufts University. Hosted by Heather D. Cook, Meredith Parr, and Cypress Lynx.

The Food Forum convenes scientists, administrators, and policymakers from academia, government, industry, non-profits, professional societies, and consumer groups on an ongoing basis to issues related to food (including safety, regulation, systems, nutrition, and health) and identifying approaches to address them. It provides a unique way to identify areas of concordance among these diverse interest groups. It does not make recommendations, nor does it offer specific advice. It compiles information, develops options, and brings interested parties together.

Sponsors: American Heart Association, American Society for Nutrition, Cargill Inc, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Coca-Cola-Company, Conagra Brands, Danone North America, Department of Agriculture, Feeding America, Food and Drug Administration, General Mills Inc, Institute of Food Technologists, Mars Incorporated Mondelez International Inc., National Institutes of Health, Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.

Fuel for the Future: Eating with Sustainability in Mind (2023 Mar)

This session on Fuel for the Future: Eating with Sustainability in Mind is from the first colloquium of the International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND) and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) in March 2023. Christine McCullum-Gómez, PhD, RDN, Food and Nutrition Consultant, Speaker, and Writer covers the following topics in the session, which is complete with links to role models, research, and other documents: An Introduction to sustainable food systems; Why are current food systems unsustainable?; Colombian food system; Diets that are good for health and the planet; Strategies to support the sustainability of the food system; Eating more plant-based meals and snacks made from native plants; Support urban agriculture/community gardens; Reduce food and food packaging waste.

Food Talk

Food Tank is building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. They aim to educate, inspire, advocate, and create change. They spotlight and support environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change. Food Talk is Food Tank’s podcast with Danielle Nierenberg who chats with the most important folks in the food industry about the most important food news, released every Thursday.

The Nutrition Show

In The Nutrition Show Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest information, tips, and advice about nutrition and planetary health. Backed by over 12 years of clinical nutrition experience, a passion for sustainability and a healthy sense of humor, she will inspire you to eat to support your health while making eco-friendly choices. You can also be a part of our show by sharing your health success story, your question, topic suggestion, or health tip of your own.

The ICDA SFS-Toolkit explained in German

Here is a link to download the recording: 2022 VDD SFS toolkit Webinar_Nachhaltigkeit (172 mb)

This presentation was done for promotion of the fantastic and diverse SFS-Toolkit towards German speaking dietitians . It begins with a short introduction of the ICDA and its context to the German Association of Dietitians. 

The main aim to motivate peers is done in a step-by-step introduction of the multiple possibilities on further education in sustainability. We show how simple it is to submit a project by using the toolkit during the webinar and walking people through the process.

You can consider doing something similar for your situation.

This Zoom webinar was contributed by Manuela you can read more about her as a recipient of an NDA SFS Toolkit Grant and contact her for more details.

contributed February 12, 2022

Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week (2023 Jun 19-30)

Tha annual Agriculture, Nutriiton & Health Academy Week #ANH2023 was co-hosted in partnership with Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) from 19 to 30 June 2023, online and in Lilongwe, Malawi. Read more about the conference here. Speakers and participants had the choice of joining in a number of ways. 2023 Jun 19-22: Learning Labs (online only) 2023 Jun 26: Learning Labs (In-person only in Lilongwe). 2023 Jun 27-30: Research Conference (in-person in Lilongwe and online).

🌍 Global Networking Event on Sustainable Food Systems in Nutrition & Dietetics Education (2023 Jun 7-8)

The 🌍 Global Networking Event on SFS in Nutrition & Dietetics Education was held at University College Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪 from 7–8 June 2023.

The event had over 50 participants from 11 countries including educators, trainers, nutrition & dietetics associations & others involved in education / training / professional development. We learned about innovative initiatives, to share experience and practices, and built relationships for future collaborations and education. The 2-day programme was held at UCD with a field trip and event dinner at Airfield Farm Estate.  

The #ICDAsfsToolkit was there as part of the collaboration 🫱🏼‍🫲🏾 on this event along with: Global Engagement Seed Fund at UCD, Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute, UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science, International Confederation for the Associations of Dietitians SFS Initiative, European Federation for the Associations of Dietitians, NeverEndingFood Permaculture, Airfield Estate Dublin.

Read an article about the event in the latest issue of the ICDA newsletter. Detailed information about the planning of event is on the UCD site, and the presentations are available here.