In 2015, the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were put forward by the United Nations, designed to transform our world towards the accomplishment of inclusive and sustainable development (United Nations, 2020). Each of the following briefs explores one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they impact and are impacted by the work of Dietitians-Nutritionists. The briefs are intended to help increase awareness of the SDGs, provide an overview of what is currently being done to meet this goal and how Dietitians-Nutritionists can contribute to these goals. We have included the most immediately relevant SDG in this section, and we are working towards creating briefs for the remaining goals in the near future. Please refer to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals website for more information on all 17 goals and the infographic section of this toolkit for more visual representations of each brief.
*The original text for these briefs were developed by students of the Nutrition in Global Health and Development class at Acadia University and edited by the ICDA SFS toolkit team.