Tools for Practice

The following tools are examples you can use in your practice to promote sustainability to the public and incorporate it in to your practice. There are two options for each tool:

  • Click on the icon to open the tool and read it.
  • Click on the ‘download pdf’ buttons if you would like to download it to your computer to save it.

To teach students about sustainability through local and season foods and provide an easy and sustainable recipe. It’s easier to talk about sustainability over food!

This activity is an introductory level suite of discussion-based activities to get community members, fellow professionals, or clients thinking about how their own food traditions and cultural wisdom aligns with sustainability.

To reduce food waste by planning in flexible meals that use up things that would otherwise becomposted.To communicate your menu choices and sustainability benefits to clients

Great Meals for a Change was created as part of a research project which examined the effectiveness of people hosting a meal with friends and using educational activities (with a toolkit) to guide and support conversation about sustainable food and food systems (Warner, Callaghan & de Vreede, 2014).

This activity is meant for those in foodservice and administration roles who are interested in menu and policy change. It is relevant to North America, Europe, Australasia and anywhere else with similar institutional food service models.


Thank you Freepik & Flaticon for the free Butterfly Icon & to Júlia Muñoz Martinez for suggesting them!

Nutritionists can use the two tools below information in designing menu and/or landscaping plans for their own homes, or with their communities in gardens, orchards or commons such as parks, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, schools, religious centres, hospitals, prisons, restaurants – and more! If you are doing something with pollinators, or would like to, join our Cross-Pollination Discussion Forum!

Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. There are 2 resources in particular that can be useful to nutritionists: 1) Protecting Pollinators, People, and the Planet brochure, which provides an overview on why pollinators are important, and 2) Your Health Depends on Pollinators brochure (also below).

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) collaborated with the Republic of Slovenia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Food to create this pamphlet in 2018 for World Bee Day: Why Bees Matter – The importance of bees and other pollinators for food and agriculture. It reports that 3 out of 4 crops across the globe producing fruits or seeds for human use as food depend, at least in part, on pollinators. “World Bee Day presents an opportunity to recognize the role of beekeeping, bees and other pollinators in increasing food security, improving nutrition and fighting hunger as well as in providing key ecosystem services for agriculture.” – José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General. FAO has a page dedicated to Pollinators.

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