Webinars, Workshops & Podcasts

Webinars and Podcasts are short, generally less than 1 hour, video and audio recordings related to sustainable food systems (SFS). Workshops vary in length. We indicate if there is a cost or if it is free to attend. We always welcome your suggestions and feedback.

Podcasts | Webinars | Workshops


Voices: Stories about Practice in Sustainable Nutrition
with Roxane Wagner, host

In this podcast we share stories of nutrition and dietetic role models from around the world who are trailblazers working to deepen connections between people and food systems and educate tomorrow’s dietitians for the realities they will face. We hope to inspire ideas, spark discussion forum conversations and action, and consider new ways to address existing challenges. Though the effort is supported by ICDA, the views expressed in the podcasts are not necessarily shared by ICDA. You can listen from your favourite podcasting platform including RIGHT HERE on the Anchor FM site.


Sustainable Stories Podcast
with SAGE Sustainable Solutions Consulting

The Sustainable Stories podcast was launched in early 2021as an effort to share stories around people who are making the world more “sustainable, equitable and healthy place to live”.  Join Jenna Englot (Master of Environment and Sustainability), and Roxane Wagner (Registered Dietitian, Canada) every Tuesday for a new episode of the Sustainable Stories Podcast brought to you by Sage Sustainable Solutions Consulting! Available on SpotifyApple Podcast or online.


Feed: A Food Systems Podcast
with Table

Feed is a podcast series created by Table in collaboration with University of Oxford, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and Wageningen University. Hosts Matthew Kessler and Samara Brock aim to fill the gap of the future of food by “exploring the evidence, worldviews, and values that people bring to global food system debates”. This series will also feature individuals who are passionate about the food system right now and into the future. Episode one: “Ken Giller on the Food Security Conundrum” is now live. New episodes will be posted every Thursday. Available on: Spotify, Apple podcast, Google Podcast, etc.


Behind the Bio: From Dietitians of Canada (2020 last episode)
with Cristina Cicco

This podcast ran from 2017-2020 and are still accessible and valuable. Host Cristina Cicco discusses the real-life experiences of dietitians including some on Sustainable Food Systems including: Sifting through Sustainability with Liesel Carlsson; Integrating Indigenous knowledge into practice with Kelly Gordon, RD, who is part of the Nourish Leadership community of practice to transition towards health care systems that are more preventative, equitable and sustainable; and Behind the scenes of Behind the Bio with host Cristina Cicco who share favourite moments from seasons 1 & 2 and what it’s like to be a podcast host.


Food Sleuth
with Melinda Carr Hemmelgarn, M,S., R.D.

Food Sleuth Dietitian Melinda Hemmelgarn helps listeners “think beyond their plates,” to connect the dots between food, health and agriculture, and find food truth. She encourages critical thinking for food system literacy. Food Sleuth Radio interviews leading experts on food, health, and agriculture and airs on KOPN every Thursday.You can also follow her blog that includes speaking engagements and articles: http://food-sleuth.blogspot.com



Sustainable Food System Programme Webinars
with One Planet Network

See the latest webinars from the One Planet network Sustainable Food Systems Programme. You can register for upcoming webinars, or view the recordings from previous ones.

A search on ‘nutrition’ brings up 5 results and for ‘food’ brings up 46 results with Sustainable Seafood in an African Context as one of the many options.


UN Food Systems Summit (2021 & ongoing)
with UN

Convened by the UN Secretary-General, over 160 Member States, representatives of partners and stakeholder groups, came together at the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) on 23-24 September 2021 where they articulated hundreds of individual and collective solutions and commitments to transform food systems to achieve the 2030 Agenda. The UNFSS Action Tracks offer stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds a space to share and learn, with a view to fostering new actions and partnerships and amplifying existing initiatives. The Action Tracks are aligned with the Summit’s five objectives. Importantly, the Action Tracks are not separate, nor do they sit in siloes. Each Action Track is designed to address possible trade-offs with other tracks, and to identify solutions that can deliver wide-reaching benefits. Together, they explore how key cross-cutting levers of change such as human rights, finance, innovation, and the empowerment of women and young people can be mobilized to meet the Summit’s objectives.


The Future of our Food Systems: Sustainable Diets for All
with Evan Fraser

In this Dietitians of Canada Learning On Demand webinar, The Future of our Food Systems: Sustainable Diets for All, Dr. Evan Fraser, describes the challenges of the current food system, and explains how both behaviour change and new technologies can help support more sustainable solutions. This lecture was sponsored by Unilever and has a fee to watch the workshop (Paid open access). Discount for members of Dietitians of Canada.

Paid open access. Discount for members of Dietitians of Canada.

Sustainable and Wellness Oriented Lifestyle Practices
with Dr. Ram Aditya & Mr. T Kumaresan

This Integrated Dietetics moderated webinar featured via Facebook live discusses important sustainability topics including biodiversity and food waste, and includes tips on how to incorporate sustainable practices in everyday life. Some of these practices includes growing fruits and vegetables safely and composting properly. These presenters share their knowledge of sustainability and wellness and how it can be adapted at an individual and community level.


Introducing Food + Planet’s White Paper: Empowering Nutrition Professionals to Advance Sustainable Food Systems (2021 Sep)
with Food + Planet

In this webinar, Food + Planet launched their white paper: “Empowering Nutrition Professionals to Advance Sustainable Food Systems” that provides a road map of how we might meaningfully close the gap so that we can create a movement among nutrition professionals to catalyze change within the food system. By identifying current barriers and highlighting key leverage points of opportunity for nutrition professionals to engage, we can begin to unlock the vast potential of this global community to help accelerate the transition to more sustainable, regenerative, and equitable food systems. The free, live event was held on 2021 September 23 but is still relevant and can be seen on the Food + Planet YouTube channel, along with many other useful Sustainable Food Systems videos.


True Cost Accounting (TCA) of Food (2022 Apr)
with FAO, Tufts Food Systems Initiative, and the Feed the Future Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab

This is a recorded webinar. Panelists discuss leveraging the True Cost Accounting (TCA) framework to address market failures, as well as the policy and programmatic implications of TCA across the food system. This 3-hour event features two panels of experts and will be presented as a follow-up to the recommendations from the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). The Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab (FSN-IL) is funded by USAID under the Feed the Future initiative. FSN-IL promotes food system innovations, novel technologies, and best practices to support improved diet quality, nutrition, and resilience. Their goal is to identify, test and help scale up promising nutrition-savvy food system solutions while strengthening human and institutional capacity in our host countries and around the world.


Philippines: NDAP SFS Toolkit presentation (2022 Feb)
with NDAP

These are the slides that the ICDA Sustainability Food Systems (SFS) Toolkit team presented a session at the Nutritionist-Dietitians’ Association of Philippines (NDAP) 67th Convention on 25th February 2022. 

As a result, NDAP has joined the toolkit team with a regional representative. We will be working together with them to add more to the toolkit from the Philippines progress and lessons to share.

There is a cost to access the recording

EFAD Sustainable and Healthy Diets recorded webinar series (2021-22)
with EFAD

This is a series of webinars supported by unrestricted educational grants from Nestle and Danone and are saved with the conversation threads and participant surveys for your continued use. There are a series of 5 webinars: 1 – Prof. Filippo Arfini and Ms Raquel Bernácer introduced the concept and pillars of sustainability as well as the context and challenges of sustainable diets. 2 – Dr Christopher A Birt and Mr Manuel Moñino, on the European Farm to Fork strategy and other global initiatives toward more sustainable food systems. 3 – Dr Ana Islas Ramos from FAO updated us on how Food-Based Dietary Guidelines are developed and implemented to improve their effectiveness and integrate sustainability and Prof. Rune Blomhoff went through how the Nordic and Baltic countries integrated sustainability into health-based diet guidelines. 4 – Ms Laura Batlle-Bayer presented the food production/ agriculture aspects and the life cycle analysis. Mr Pierre Garin talked about food processing and its’ impact on sustainability, sustainable food labelling and how to make food products more sustainable. Last but not least, Dr Sarah Browne, went through food waste and nutrition quality. 5 – Ujué Fresán on how to practically follow a healthy and sustainable diet, and Daniela Grach on proposals for implementing sustainable nutrition in the professional fields of dietetics.


Pollinator Partnership Webinars
with Pollinator Partnership

Pollinators and optimal human nutrition go hand in hand. This series of webinars is for Dietitians and Nutritionists (D-Ns) who already know about this critical link. If you need more on the link see Pollinator Power: Nutrition Security Benefits of an Ecosystem Service (2015 Aug).  Pollinator Partnership‘s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.  They have international programmes under their International Commission for Plant-Pollinator Relationships and a clever acronym that aligns well with cross-pollination: S.H.A.R.E. (Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment). 

Pollinator Partnership has a series of webinars and workshops that are from North America, but lessons that can be applied with your own species the world over. You can see by the featured image that the ‘Pollinator Week’ activities that happen annually in June are North-America Centric. Could we help get the rest of the world on the map? For more ideas, the #ICDAsfsToolkit also has some of their resources under Tools for Practice and Reports, as well as a Cross-Pollination Discussion Forum for registered #ICDAsfsToolkit members (it’s free!).

Free - for the most part

Society for Nutrition Education and Behaviour (SNEB) & Food Sustainability (2022)
with SNEB

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behaviour (SNEB) has hosted several webinars related to Sustainability that you can find in their recorded webinar list by searching for ‘sustainability’. These are free for SNEB members but generally costs about 25 USD for non-members. We also attach the slides below with permission from SNEB. If you would like to also collaborate with ICDA SFS to do a webinar, we are happy to discuss it, just contact the ICDA SFS coordinator.

2022 April: SNEB and Food Sustainability: Back to the Future (external link to SNEB website) Joan Dye Gussow, PhD and Lesel Carlsson, PDT, PhD, with moderator Diane Smith, MA, RD from Division of Sustainable Food Systems. Provides a basic overview of sustainable food systems and diets for practice within the field of nutrition education. The slides can be downloaded freely here: 2022.04.05-SNEB-and-Food-Sustainability-1

2022 June: SNEB and Food Sustainability, Part 2: A Deeper Dive into the ICDA Sustainable Food Systems Toolkit (external link to SNEB website) 90-minute presentation and discussion with speakers from the U.S. and Sri Lanka discussing how they have used the toolkit in their work. The slides can be downloaded here: 2022.06.07-Sustainability-Toolkit-Deeper-Dive-ICDA-SNEB-DSFS-DINE-final-small

25 dollars for non-SNEB members, Free for SNEB members

Promoting Food Security in Higher Education: A Conference Series

This Conference series will explore “links between campus and community-based efforts to change local food environments and build community-wide food security”. This series contains 12 different session with a variety of topics that run from March 2nd, 2021 to March 30th, 2021. Register now for all or some of the sessions to expand your knowledge of food security in higher education.


Perspectives on Food safety as a driver of food choice in LMIC
with Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy

The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy is hosting a four part webinar series entitled “Drivers of food choice in low and middle-income countries: a synthesis of evidence”. Part two of this series is moderated by Edward Frongillo and presented by Shilpa V. Constantinides, Michelle Holdsworth, Amos Laar, Jessica E. Raneri, Crystal Patil and Germana Leyna. The main topics covered in this webinar include:

  • The influence of perspectives on food safety on food choice from across DFC projects
  • Perceptions of Food safety are important drivers of food acquisition and consumption in urban Ghana
  • Do food safety concerns shape diets? Insights from the urban poor in Hanoi
  • Food safety perspectives from adults living with HIV in peri-urban Tanzania and the context of national food safety policies change 

Understanding How and Why People Make Food Choices in LMIC for Promotion of Sustainable Healthy Diets
with The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy

The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy is hosting a four part webinar series entitled “Drivers of food choice in low and middle-income countries: a synthesis of evidence”. Part one of this series is presented by Helen Walls, Mirriam Matita, Sigrid Wetheim-Heck and Christine Blake and moderated by Edward A Frongillo who will discuss three key topics. The topics include: Key Learnings from the Drivers of Food Choice Program (UofSC), Insights from Malawi : Household participation in food markets (LSHTM/LUANAR), and Insights from Vietnam: Modernization of the food retail environment (WUR/BI). This series will examine and articulate important issues and questions surrounding “policy, practice, and research at the nexus of food environments, nutrition, and health”. Click here to register and take advantage of this opportunity with experts in this field.


Benefits of Plant-Based Foods in Institutional Food Service
with Pamela Fergusson

In this Dietitians of Canada Learning On Demand webinar, Canadian dietitian, Dr. Pamela Fergusson, critically appraises the evidence of the benefits of plant-based diets to health and the environment, and discusses the opportunities to improve population health, the environment and institutional budgets through offering plant-based meals in institutional food.

Paid open access. Discount for members of Dietitians of Canada.

Can Healthy Diets Be Sustainable Diets? An Emerging Role for Dietitians
with Barbara Seed & Fiona Yeudall

In this Dietitians of Canada Learning On Demand webinar, Dr. Barb Seed & Dr. Fiona Yeudall, Canadian dietitians, focus on the unique role of dietitians in healthy and sustainable diets. Our speakers explore why this shift is needed, how sustainable foods and diets are measured, current recommendations and dietary guidelines, and specific actions to integrate ecologically sustainable diet principles into your workplace policy and practice.

Paid open access. Discount for members of Dietitians of Canada.

Truth, Reconciliation & Food
with Fiona Devereaux and colleagues

In this Dietitians of Canada Learning On Demand webinar, Canadian dietitians Fiona Devereau, Kelly GordonRhona Hanning, and Dr. Sandra Juutilainen discuss working with Indigenous populations in ways that are meaningful. Listeners will learn about food-related experiences and perceptions of those who attended Indian residential schools in Canada, community-level research and programs in First Nations, and inspire you by the strength and resilience of First Nations community members who champion local food projects.

Paid open access. Discount for members of Dietitians of Canada.

Vegetarian Diets and Chronic Kidney Disease
with Veena Juneja

With the recent interest in vegetarianism, it is important to consider how to support those with different disease conditions who consume plant-based diets. Experienced clinician Veena Juneja discusses current approaches to managing vegetarian diets for those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with an emphasis on addressing specific concerns about the quantity and quality of protein and phosphorus bioavailability. Practical information and special considerations to support patients with CKD and on dialysis to meet their nutrition requirements in transitioning towards a vegetarian diet are also covered.

Paid open access. Discount for members of Dietitians of Canada.

Assessment of Food Environments of Obesity Reduction in a South African Context
with Dr Bianca van der Westhuizen

The Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) provides a series of webinars for dietitians, freely available. We recommend this one, where Dr Bianca van der Westhuizen discusses the impact of changing food environments on obesity, the factors that impact on food environments and presents data on food access and the proportion of healthy stores within certain South African communities.


Plants for Bettering Nutrition
with Priya Gopalen

In this Integrated Dietetics moderated webinar featured via Facebook live, Priya Gopalen discusses the importance of school gardens in the development of sustainable communities in India. Priya covers topics including different types of gardens, native vegetables, spices and micro greens and how to grow them sustainably within a school setting. Priya identifies the vital role that the kids, teachers, gardeners and implementers of school gardens play in the development of sustainable communities ad schools.


GAIN Interview Cruncher: “42 actions to fix the food systems”
with GAIN

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the Center for Food Policy at City University of London and the Alliance for a Healthier World at Johns Hopkins University will be hosting a webinar conversation about the “42 food systems actions, opportunities and next steps of re-orienting food systems towards healthier diets” that is moderated by Shiulie Ghosh. This webinar will be presented by Corinna Hawkes, Adeyinka Onabolu, Cherrie Atilano, and Maximo Torero, and they will discuss how over 200 recommendations from numerous reports led to the development of 42 food system actions that can be used by policy makers to create a more nutritious food system.

Talking Sustainable Diets: Resources and Information to Guide Your Practice Webinar & Discussion
with Eat Well Global

Hosted by Eat Well Global, this free webinar will help guide the complex question of “how can the concept of sustainable diets be applied to my everyday work?”. This webinar will be lead by Amy Myrdal Miller, Barbara Bray and Dr. Frank Mitloehner who will discuss and give practical examples around sustainable diets and their relevance to your practice. The main topics that will be examined include nutrition, agriculture and farming and their relevance to a sustainable future.
**Disclaimer: This webinar is sponsored by PepsiCo.


Food is Our Medicine online Action Learning series (2021)
with Nourish Leadership

The free “Food is Our Medicine online Action Learning series” is designed to introduce Canada’s health care professionals and leaders to new and different ways of understanding the complex relationships between Indigenous foodways, reconciliation, healing, and health care. You will have opportunities to learn and reflect on (de)colonization, the perspectives, cultures, and foodways of various Indigenous communities, and steps you can take toward honouring Indigenous worldviews in health care. Participation is free, you complete it at your own pace, and the entire course takes approximately 15 hours.


Diet for a Green Planet (international online course)
with Novia University of Applied Sciences & BERAS International (Building Ecological Regenerative Agriculture and Societies)

Diet for a green planet managing transformations in the food system

The International course ”Diet for a Green Planet” with Novia University of Applied Sciences and BERAS International (Building Ecological Regenerative Agriculture and Societies) is open for applications until 2022 August 19. It costs 200 Euros (payable in two payments) and provides 15 ECTs (European Credit Transfers). This brochure summarises the key points of the course.

200 Euro

Symposium Workshop: Sustainable Food Systems Master Class (expired 2020, but links and info still good)
with Today’s Dietitian

Although this workshop is no long running, the workshop link is still active and provides very useful links and descriptions of the workshop that could be emulated again / updated if there were enough demand.

This was a three hour master class was hosted by Today’s Dietitian and lead by dietitians: Sherene, Kate, Sharon, and Chris. The workshop discussed “how RDs can help align human nutrition with planetary health; protect biodiversity through organic and regenerative agriculture; and use the changing climate and food innovation to reshape the future of food”. Those who attended the workshop heard inspiring success stories to help motivate sustainability journeys. The master class was an accreditation of 3.50 CDR and may be applicable in other regions.

Free Until: 05/20/2021

ICDA SFS Workshop (2020 Sep)
with Edith Callaghan, Haley Jenkins, Liesel Carlsson and Sheela Krishnaswamy (Moderator)

This is the video summary of the Workshop on Sustainable Food Systems organized by the International Confederation of Dietetic Associations (ICDA). In it, this beta-version of our web-based Toolkit (icdasustainability.org) is introduced and users are oriented to content. Participant stories are shared.

The session is 1.5 hours to provide adequate discussion, which could be very useful to you as you aim to spread SFS further.

Free, open access

The youth-led World Food Forum (WFF): Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet. (17-21 Oct 2022)
with UN SDG Global Youth

What if we could nourish our bodies while also taking care of our planet? Did you know that the agrifood systems that feed the global population are responsible for 31 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions? And increasing climate change is raising food prices, decreasing food availability, and making instability and conflict worse. At the same time, though we currently produce enough food to feed everyone on the planet, almost 2.4 billion people lack access to adequate food, over 40% of all men and women are now overweight or obese and healthy diets are too expensive for over 3 billion people.

To inspire wide-spread discussion and action around this urgent topic, The World Food Forum is being held from 17-21 October 2022. It is a youth-led movement and network to transform our agrifood systems, rallying around the 2022 theme: “Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet.” There are many activities leading up to the event. The WFF aims to co-identify bold, actionable solutions to minimize and mitigate the impacts of climate change, while simultaneously increasing global access to healthy diets. As a recurring forum, the WFF features a range of events and activities organized around four thematic tracks: Youth Action, Innovation, Education, and Culture. They aim for people to be a part of the solution and come together to make the changes we all need to thrive.

The event will be a hybrid event held Virtually and from Rome, Italy. It seems to be Free – I think, at least the virtual event. Stay tuned.

Free - I think, at least the virtual event. Stay tuned.

Feedback? Questions? Ideas? Contact the ICDA SFS Coordinator:  ICDAsfs.coordinator@acadiau.ca