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  • #21737

    SFS Coordinator ICDA

    • Call for European SMEs & startups: Sustainable Food Systems Solutions
    • Apply by February 16, 2023:

    The Food Trails project is looking for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups to support innovative solutions and improve the food systems in its 11 European cities.

    Successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop pilot projects within the 11 #LivingLabs of Food Trails, establishing alliances with one or more cities, collaborating with key stakeholders in the European food system and innovation landscape, and meeting potential investors.

    The Food Trails project’s main goal is to build sustainable food systems through urban food policies in 11 participating cities: Bergamo, Birmingham, Bordeaux Metropole, Copenhagen, Funchal, Grenoble-Alpes Metrople, Groningen, Milan, Thessaloniki, Tirana, and Warsaw. The initiative is part of #FoodTrails project, funded by the #EuropeanUnion Horizon 2020 Programme.

  • #22173

    SFS Coordinator ICDA

    The purpose of this Special Issue, “Effect of Environmentally Sustainable Diets on Human Health”, is to provide an overview of the topic, with the aim of identifying health and environmental co-benefits derived from a sustainable diet as well as promotion strategies that favor its implementation.

    Sustainable diets have been defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as diets with low environmental impact that contribute to food and nutritional security and a healthy life for present and future generations. This type of diet improves protection and respect for biodiversity and ecosystems; is culturally acceptable, economically fair, accessible, affordable, nutritionally adequate, safe and healthy; and allows the optimization of natural and human resources.

    Key questions in the field include: What environmental impact is derived from each type of food? How can we identify health and environmental co-benefits derived from a sustainable diet? How can we identify promotion strategies that favor the implementation of sustainable dietary patterns?

    This Special Issue will touch upon the many aspects that relate to health, with a focus on three different directions:

    • Combined effects of environmental pollution and diet behaviors on health.
    • Emerging environmental pollutants such as microplastics and classical physical factors such as radiation and particulate matter, which may have negative health effects.
    • The roles of environmentally sustainable diets in the prevention of environmental pollution-induced disorder.

    We are also interested in the mechanisms of the above aspects; note that research on other relevant topics is also welcome. The topics covered should range from epidemiology to molecular mechanism studies, animal studies, evidence-based studies (e.g., meta-analyses and reviews including microbiota, genetics, allergy, asthma, and the mechanisms of immunomodulation) as well as promotion strategies.

    Prof. Dr. Ruixue Huang

    Guest Editor

  • #22175

    SFS Coordinator ICDA

    Global evidence strongly indicates the need for a substantial shift from current diets to healthier, more sustainable ones. Modern local and global food systems should operate within planetary boundaries, considering climate change and ever-dwindling natural resources. As such, diets should maintain a balance of environmental sustainability and optimum health outcomes for the consumers; however, to achieve the wide adoption of such diets, they must also be socioculturally and economically acceptable. The shift towards sustainable nutrition, facilitated by a digital world and economy, might halt the epidemic of several NCDs, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, neurological and immune-related diseases, but this is yet to be extensively investigated.

    This Special Issue encourages authors to submit original research articles or reviews addressing all dimensions of sustainability and healthy diets in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, including cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary aspects. The Issue will work in collaboration with the 1st International Conference of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics (1st ICONSD 2022, Abstracts submitted to the conference for oral or poster presentations will have the opportunity for evaluation; the speaker with the best presentation will be able to publish their manuscript in this Special Issue with the publication fee waived. Any other conference participants will be offered a 15% discount if they wish to submit their paper to this Special Issue.

    Dr. Emilia Vassilopoulou
    Dr. Ioannis Pagkalos
    Prof. Dr. Maria Hassapidou
    Prof. Dr. Athanasios Papadopoulos
    Guest Editors

  • #22180

    SFS Coordinator ICDA

    For this Special Issue, we would like to invite authors to contribute high-quality original research papers as well as meta-analyses and review articles highlighting novel features of nutrition and dietetics that promote global sustainable development. Currently, the term “sustainable development” is most commonly used in aspects of global and environmental health, but we would like to use it more, particularly in nutrition and environmental concerns since education of society about proper nutrition in environmental and public health aspects is very important. In addition, we are particularly interested in scientific reports on social, economic, and health inequalities in the context of achieving sustainable development goals in nutrition and dietetics.

    For further details on the submission process, please visit the journal website (instructions for authors): We also encourage authors to send a tentative title or/and short abstract for a record. We sincerely hope that you, or a senior member of your laboratory, will be able to contribute to this Special Issue of Nutrients.

    Prof. Dr. Wioletta Zukiewicz-Sobczak
    Prof. Dr. Magdalena Gibas-Dorna
    Guest Editors

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