Podcasts, Webinars, Workshops

These are all generally online sources of Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) information. We try to indicate if there is a cost and try to keep updating the information as it changes. Please let the coordinator know if a link isn’t working, or if you have something to add.

  • Podcasts & Webinars are generally less than 1 hour with video and/or audio recordings
  • Workshops vary in length but are general a few hours to a few days (visit the Courses page for longer events).
Feedback? Questions? Ideas? Contact the ICDA SFS Coordinator:  ICDAsfs.coordinator@acadiau.ca

Podcasts | Webinars | Workshops

Podcasts

Sustainable Stories Podcast
with SAGE Sustainable Solutions Consulting

The Sustainable Stories podcast was run in 2021as an effort to share stories around people who are making the world more “sustainable, equitable and healthy place to live”.  There are about 50 podcasts of different people from #SustainableFoodSystems.

Hosted by Jenna Englot (Master of Environment and Sustainability) and Roxane Wagner (Registered Dietitian, Canada) of Sage Sustainable Solutions Consulting. Available on SpotifyApple Podcast or online.

free

Food Talk
with Food Tank

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.

Free

The Nutrition Show
with Keith Hitchcock of Hocus Focus Media

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.

free

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 on many platforms: Anchor FMGoogle PodcastsPocket CastsRadio PublicBreaker Blog (need to sign up to access)Spotify

free

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

free

Real Food Reads
with Real Food Media

Real Food Reads is a long-standing book club and podcast, interviews the authors of today’s most important books at the intersection of food, politics, and culture.

Real Food Media believes each one of us has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories strengthens our communities and our movements. The podcasts are free and available on many different podcast services. Real Food Media offers you the inspiration you need to build your own food activist toolkit.

free recorded to listen to anytime

Foodtopia
with Real Food Media

Foodtopia showcases the stories of workers, farmers, healers, ecologists, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), womxn, and community organizers who are growing food & cultivating utopia.  

Real Food Media believes each one of us has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories strengthens our communities and our movements. The podcasts are free and available on many different podcast services. Real Food Media offers you the inspiration you need to build your own food activist toolkit.

free and available on many different podcast services

Feed: A Food Systems Podcast
with Table

Debates about the future of food have become more polarised than ever – and little attention is paid to why people hold genuinely different views. This podcast aims to fill this gap by exploring the evidence, worldviews, and values that people bring to global food system debates. This series features individuals who are passionate about the food system right now and into the future. Feed is a podcast series created by Table in collaboration with the University of Oxford, building on the work of the Food Climate Research Network; the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), via the SLU Future Food platform; and Wageningen University & Research. Available on: Spotify, Apple podcast, Google Podcast, etc.

Free

Webinars

Positioning SFS in Dietetics Commitments and Roles (2023 Jun)
with Monash University & Dietitians Australia

This presentation on Australia’s story of positioning sustainable food systems within dietetics commitments and roles was done by Liza Barbour, PhD an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian & Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Australia at the 🌍 Global Networking Event on Sustainable Food Systems in Nutrition & Dietetics Education (2023 Jun 7-8).

Over the last six years, Dietitians Australia has embraced the urgent need to focus on environmental sustainability and planetary health. This has occurred due to several factors including strong internal leadership and advocacy efforts from passionate members. Liza describes the process involved in developing Dietitians Australia’s food systems and environmental sustainability role statement and their inaugural Position Statement on healthy and sustainable diets.

She provides an overview of the content and shares examples of how these commitments have influenced advocacy efforts and policy-making processes since they were published, as well as examples of the application of the Position Statement’s key recommendations. One is to invest in capacity-building activities to equip the current and future workforce to promote sustainable food systems. Liza shared an update on a project currently funded by ICDA, that aims to increase SFS capacity amongst dietitians in all areas of practice via a fun, experiential challenge. Regarding the future workforce, she describes relevant Australian competency standards and the current tertiary landscape for nutrition and dietetics students to engage in food systems education, including a historic reflection on how and why this has improved over the past six years.

Free slides

School Meals: Alleviating Hunger and Building Sustainable Food Systems
with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Global Member Interest Group (GMIG) & Hunger and Environmental (HEN) Dietetic Practice Group

This webinar on The Role of School Feeding Programs in Alleviating Hunger and Building Sustainable Food Systems will be available as a recording. They will present an overview of school feeding programs, both from a global and US perspective, including their benefits for hunger and poverty alleviation and building sustainable food systems. Successful international case studies and a USA program in Central Texas that integrates values-aligned food procurement and farm-to-school activities will also be highlighted. The speakers are:
-Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RDN – a food and nutrition consultant based in Bogotá, Colombia.
-Marissa Bell, MPH, RD, LD – a Dietitian & Marketing Coordinator at Lake Travis ISD where she leads the implementation of the Good Food Purchasing Program

The webinar provides 1.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) that are free for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AND) Global Member Interest Group (GMIG) & Hunger and Environmental (HEN) Dietetic Practice Group members, $25 for AND members and $54 for non-members.

Free for GMIG/HEN, 25 USD AND members, 54 USD non-members

Dietitians Driving Change: Navigating Healthy, Sustainable Diets (2023 Dec)
with CLIF Bar

Join registered dietitians Sharon Palmer and Clancy Cash Harrison to learn why sustainability should be a core part of every dietitian’s toolkit. Learn how to evaluate the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of food choices, and what you can do to lead the charge in making healthy, sustainable diets more accessible. Visit the Clif Bar nutrition page to access the CEUs: Step 1: Watch the webinar. Download the slides. Step 2: Earn continuing education (1 CEU). Take the quiz. Step 1: Watch the webinar. Download the slides. Step 2: Earn continuing education (1 CEU). Take the quiz.

Free

Behind the Label: Sustainability Seals and Certification (2021)
with Clif Bar

Third-party sustainability seals and certifications provide verified guidance allowing consumers to identify sustainable options more easily. This webinar provides an overview of commonly used seals and certifications and the criteria they represent. Dietitians can learn key strategies to help their clients make informed choices that can positively impact their health, the planet and the lives of the people who grow and make our food. Visit the Clif Bar nutrition page to access the CEUs: Step 1: Watch the webinar. Download the slides. Step 2: Earn continuing education (1 CEU). Take the quiz.

Free

Food Product Labeling: Challenges of Defining Sustainability (2023 Oct)
with Food Forum by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

On 2023 October 12, the Food Forum hosted a webinar that looked at the challenges of defining sustainability for food product labeling. Invited speakers explored the variables for defining sustainability, the impact of sustainability labelling on consumers, challenges for regulatory agencies, and research gaps and future considerations. The sessions were recorded and there are resources to download from the link. 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.

Free

Food & Climate Coffee Chats (monthly)
with Planetary Health Collective (PHC)

On the first Friday of every month, spend your lunch/afternoon break with a member of the Planetary Health Collective leadership team, who will share updates and actions you can take to mitigate the climate crisis and facilitate discussion around critical topics at the intersection of food and climate.

This will be an opportunity to learn, connect, and build community with peers in the food-climate space. Register Here every month.

free

Facilitating healthier and more sustainable food choices (2022 Nov)
with European Food Information Council (EUFIC)

How can we make it easier for consumers to choose healthy and sustainable food? This symposium was organised & recorded by European Food Information Council (EUFIC) to present research on how food labels, dietary recommendations, nudges, and digital tools can help direct consumers towards healthier and more sustainable food choices. They explain consumer preferences, profiles, and barriers, and how they can influence which strategies are most appropriate in which contexts. Speakers: * Dr Betty Chang is the Research Area Lead at the European Food Information Council. * Prof. Armando Perez-Cueto is a professor in Food, Nutrition and Culinary Sciences at Umeå University. * Dr Michiel De Bauw is working at the Sustainable Food Department of the Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt Group. * Dr Emma Garnett is a researcher in the Health Behaviours Team at the University of Oxford.

free - recorded

UNFSS Food Systems Coordination Hub
with UN

United Nations’ Food Systems Coordination Hub offers a number of webinars and workshops. They are advertised on their website and social media and are archived in their Facebook Videos and/or YouTube channel. For upcoming events visit this page.

Free recorded on Facebook live

Fuel for the Future: Eating with Sustainability in Mind (2023 Mar)
with International Affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (IAAND) and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ)

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.

Free Slides

The ICDA SFS-Toolkit explained in German
with VDD

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

free

Dive into the Power of Blue Foods as Medicine (2023 Sep)
with Food + Planet with Great Valley Publishing

This is a recorded webinar by the Food + Planet team – Sherene Chou, Kate Geagan, Sharon Palmer, and Chris Vogliano – that dives into the power of blue foods to improve diet quality, reduce or prevent diet-related chronic diseases, and support a more sustainable diet pattern – all deliciously. The webinar gives participants an action-oriented understanding of the definition, nutritional significance, and sustainability of blue foods (with an emphasis on bivalves and sea vegetables) and shares an overview of how these foods can be integrated into a “Food as Medicine” approach in a variety of settings. For more on Blue Foods, see the #ICDAsfsToolkit Hot Topic Resource Cluster: Blue Foods.

Free

Blue Foods: How Sea Vegetable & Bivalves Can Help You and Our Planet (2023 Oct)
with  Food + Planet and the Culinary Nutrition Collaborative

The non-profit Food + Planet and the Culinary Nutrition Collaborative co-hosted a webinar on aquatic foods (AKA blue foods) and how they are beneficial for us and our planet. This webinar focuses on sea vegetables and bivalves and includes information on their nutritional benefits and their environmental impact along with recommendations on sourcing and preparation. Speakers are Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, “The Plant Powered Dietitian”, and Togue Brawn, Maine-based seafood expert and fisheries manager of Downeast Dayboat. The recording is free and includes recipes, copies of Sharon’s slides, and 1 CEU by the USA’s Commission on Dietetic Registration.

For more on Blue Foods, see the #ICDAsfsToolkit Hot Topic Resource Cluster: Blue Foods.

Free

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.

Free

Is Front-of-Package Food Labeling Finally Here? A Panel Discussion on Policy, Research, and Advocacy (2022 Dec 13)
with Healthy Eating Research (HER) Food Labelling Work Group

Healthy Eating Research (HER) and the HER Food Labelling Work Group hosted a webinar on front-of-package labeling on food products as a promising policy to inform consumers and promote healthy diets. In August 2022, three organizations submitted a citizen’s petition asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement a mandatory interpretive front-of-package nutrition labeling system for packaged foods and the White House national nutrition strategy includes plans to develop a front-of-package food labeling system. FDA is also working to develop a new “healthy” symbol for the front of packaged foods. The webinar included three experts who will comment on the policy and advocacy landscape for front-of-package food labeling and the latest global research on how best to design such labels and how they influence consumers. Sarah Sorscher, JD, MPH – Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs at the Center for Science in the Public Interest; Anna Grummon, PhD – Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine; Gabriela Fretes, PhD – Associate Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. Moderated by Drs. Christina Roberto and Marissa G. Hall, co-chairs of the HER Food Labelling Work Group.

Free recording

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’. We 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) A 90-minute presentation and discussion with #ICDAsfsToolkit Regional Contacts Marie Spiker from the U.S.A, and Roshan Delabandara from 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

Free slides. Recording is 25 dollars for non-SNEB members, Free for SNEB members

Temerty Medicine Environmental Health Lecture Series: Health (human and planetary) and the Existential Threat of the Anthropocene (2023 Feb-Apr)
with Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

The webinar series on Health (human and planetary) and the Existential Threat of the Anthropocene brought attention to the destructive effects of human activity on our own health, and that of the planet, and engage the medical community in discussions on how to affect positive change. The term Anthropocene refers to an unofficial period of time, often starting in the Industrial Revolution and continuing today, in which human activity has had a significant or dominant influence on the environment.

The series of eight, hour-long lectures started on February 14. The series delivered in two parts — the first highlights the destructive force of the Anthropocene. The second set of lectures delves into solutions. 

Recordings are available shortly after each session.

Organizers plan to repeat the series annually as new concerns and solutions arise. They will also create a nutrition symposium to highlight the need for dietary change as a way to avoid planetary destruction and species loss.

Free

The role of Nordic research in transition to sustainable agro-marine food systems (2023 Jan 24)
with Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research

The Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research organised a webinar entitled “How do Nordic research institutions approach sustainability in the food systems? Experiences from research and education” and the slides are available here. The sessions aims to have an interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder dialogue among partner universities and other relevant institutions on the role of Nordic research in transition to sustainable agro-marine food systems. The seven Nordic universities share their experiences and practices. The link to the session is also still good – it takes you their website where you can access past presentations.

Free

Planetary Health Collective Events
with Planetary Health Collective

Planetary Health Collective hosts several webinars and discussions. They highlight leaders and change-makers who have succeeded in merging their passions for human and environmental health into an unconventional career in food and nutrition. Each session highlights leaders with a unique background, story, and contribution to the fight for a climate-resilient future. Events are open for all who recognize the power of food for transformational change in both human and environmental health, regardless of experience in the field. They highlight the central roles of intersectionality, social justice, and health equity in the pursuit of food and climate justice, and provide opportunities to learn about and engage with individuals whose work serves as a model for how each and every one of us can channel our passions to improve human health and environmental sustainability. You will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q/A, where you can network and get real-time feedback on how YOU can join this work, all while leveraging your unique passions and skills in food and climate.

Free, donations welcome

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.

FREE

Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the Sustainable Food Systems Partnership (2023 Feb 14)
with FOODPathS

The SCAR Food Systems Strategic Working Group (FS SWG) held a webinar to present the final version of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the Partnership on Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) for People, Planet and Climate. The SRIA was finalised by a task force of the SCAR FS SWG in collaboration with external experts, taking into account the comments received by stakeholders through a public consultation run during the last months. The SRIA is an important step in the SFS Partnership preparation, providing a framework for topics and activities for its annual work plan: thanks to this webinar, you will learn more about the research and innovation priority areas addressed by the Partnership in the upcoming years. See #FOODPathS project website for more information.

Free

Healthy people, healthy planet: a flexitarian approach to sustainable healthy diets (Slides)(2021)

These slides were developed and presented as a webinar by SFS Toolkit Member, Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RDN, LD who runs the website Sustainable RDN. She kindly shares the slides with you, thank you Christine! The slides provide an overview of the EAT-Lancet Commission’s planetary health diet, a largely plant-based flexitarian diet; discusses the principles of a flexitarian diet; describes the nutritional advantages of a flexitarian diet; examines the health and environmental benefits of a flexitarian diet; and provides strategies RDNs can use when counselling their clients on implementing a flexitarian diet.

You can also take the short course that she developed on the same topic see: Short Tutorials & Courses

From Science to Action to accelerate the food system transformation: What are the human and environmental health benefits of food cultivated with agroecological practices (2022 Nov)
with Coalition of Health Professionals for Regenerative Agriculture

The Webinar “From Science to Action to accelerate the food system transformation: What are the human and environmental health benefits of food cultivated with agroecological practices?” will be presented by experts from the Coalition of Health professionals for Regenerative Agriculture. During this webinar, the speakers will present the global nutrient density movement, bridge the gap between nutrition and agriculture and present how agroecology can contribute to a one health approach integrating human, animals and ecosystems. The webinar will be live-streamed on the Facebook page of Agroecology Europe and recorded. Nov 8, 2022 04:00 PM in Brussels

Free

Boosting the Role of Academia in Transition to Sustainable Food Systems (2022)
with UNA EUROPA

Boosting the Role of Academia in Transition to Sustainable Food Systems is the third and the last online event organized in 2022 by Una Europa (an alliance of 11 European universities) Seed Funding project, INSTIL (The role of academia in transition to sustainable food systems). The project has connected five leading European research universities: the University of Helsinki, the University of Edinburgh, the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of Bologna and the Free University of Berlin, and started an interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder  dialogue on the role of academia in sustainable food systems. Each university has contributed to the webinars by bringing its own its knowledge, best practices and expertise. Both senior academic, early stage researchers and public/private stakeholders have been be involved. The webinars have been embedded in an open environment to ensure appropriate opportunities for cross-fertilisation, transparency and the rising of new ideas between disciplines through a multidisciplinary approach. Involved researchers will analyze the outcomes of the online events and will write a joint scientific publication.

Free

Health through Agrifood Systems (One Health Dialogue) (2022 Dec 13)
with FAO in Geneva

FAO in Geneva’s One Health Dialogue is on Health through Agrifood Systems. This One Health series dialogue will showcase concrete examples from countries of implementing One Health tools at the community, national, regional and global levels, and discuss the challenges faced during the implementation as well as their sustainability. FAO, UNEP, WHO and WOAH intend to develop tools to inform their approach to One Health and strengthen the capacity of Members, Member States and State Parties to implement it at regional, national and local level, also exploiting resources already available. Some questions to be addressed include: What are the One Health tools currently available? How do they work? What are the next steps for implementing the One Health tools in the field?  Visit the Events page here for recordings.

FREE - recording

Pollinator Partnership Webinars (many)
with Pollinator Partnership

Location of Pollinator Week Activities (green pins)

Pollinator Partnership series of webinars and workshops are from North America, but lessons that can be applied with your own species the world over. Pollinators and optimal human nutrition go hand in hand and this series of webinars is for Dietitians and Nutritionists (D-Ns) who are ready to take action to heal the environment at homes, with communities, schools, hospitals, food banks, or just about any role you have. The overarching goal of this workshop series is to increase the success of native habitat restoration and management efforts by offering evidence based guidance on current best management practices and practical solutions to ‘real-world’ habitat management obstacles.

Pollinator Partnership‘s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. If you want more background on the link between nutrition and pollination, see Pollinator Power: Nutrition Security Benefits of an Ecosystem Service (2015 Aug).  For more ideas, the #ICDAsfsToolkit also has some other pollinator resources in the database useful to D-Ns.

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).  But, as you can see by the featured image, annual ‘Pollinator Week’ activities in June are North-America Centric.

Could D-Ns help get the rest of the world on the map?

free & recorded for the most part

The path to climate-smart, net-zero health care: A grand rounds series (2022)
with Health Care Without Harm

Session 5: Plant-forward diets in health care: A prescription for patients and the planet. Dec 1, 2022. Moderated by Health Care Without Harm’s Chief Program Officer and former director of the Healthy Food in Health Care program, this session features two physicians and the head of the Cool Food Pledge at the World Resources Institute. Experts will discuss how shifting to a plant-forward diet benefits patients and the planet, and can help decrease health care emissions, as well as how you can take action in your health care facility. The Cool Food Pledge helps dining facilities, including hospitals, cut their food-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by shifting towards a more plant-rich diet with a goal of reducing food-related emissions by 25% by 2030.

Reducing meat and increasing plants in the diet can be beneficial for preventing and treating diet-related diseases, and help reduce associated health care utilization and costs. Plant-forward eating also benefits the environment, as plant-based foods require less water and land to produce and have a significantly lower climate footprint than animal-based foods. Shifting towards more plant-forward foods is not only a way to reduce the risk of disease, but also a proven way for health care organizations to reduce Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, The Global Road Map for Health Care Decarbonization recommends serving healthy, sustainable food and establishing disease prevention and climate prevention as strategies to help reduce health care emissions. Recognizing the health and environmental benefits of plant-forward eating, hospitals around the world are responding by reducing meat and increasing plant-forward menu options.

FREE

ICLEI African Food Systems Labs (2022)
with ICLEI

Several African Food Systems labs have been held that are useful for D-Ns, for any questions, email Ryan Fisher at ryan.fisher@iclei.org or Ivan Pauw at ivan.pauw@iclei.org. The labs are based on project held in three African Nations: Senegal in Dakar, Bambilor, Kaffrine and Koungheul; Kenya in Kisumu, Nairobi, Nakuru and Mombasa; and South Africa in Western Cape (Cape Town), Gauteng (Johannesburg) and KwaZulu-Natal (Durban). The project activities spanning 2022 include: Convening dialogues in African cities and Latin American cities; Promoting the Urban Food Systems Lab in selected countries as a follow up of the food systems dialogues that took place in 202; and Hosting city-to-city exchanges between African cities and Latin American cities. The labs highlighted the need for greater coordination between different levels and departments of government for strengthening the participation and agency of local governments in policy design and implementations. They aimed to develop concrete strategic actions for streamlining multi-level food systems governance and elevating the role of local and provincial governments in developing more inclusive, sustainable and resilient food systems. The sessions explored the potential role of existing policy frameworks, such as the District Development Model, in elevating sustainable local food systems as well as questions around where mandates, roles and responsibilities lie in this regard. Representatives from local and provincial governments across were given the opportunity to communicate the type of engagement they need from the national government and the types of governance structures that will be conducive to developing more sustainable food systems in their constituencies.

 

FREE - Recorded

Transforming Food Systems: Diets and climate, how FBDG can help deliver healthy diets from sustainable food systems? (2022 Sep)
with HDSFS & WHO

This is a recording of a 2022 September webinar by The Coalition of Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for Children and All (HDSFS). Food-based Dietary Guidelines (FBDGs) translate the best available evidence as well as an analysis of the national context to detail what a healthy diet represents in a specific country or region. They provide healthy eating advice for the general public and can guide a range of policies and programmes. While FBDGs have traditionally considered some socio-cultural aspects, in recent years, countries have begun incorporating other sustainability considerations–particularly environmental sustainability, including to reflect the critical nexus between diets and climate. The webinar seeks to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and catalyze discussion on FBDGs’ contribution toward the vision of healthy diets from SFS, in particular, on the integration of climate considerations. Visit this link for the outcomes of the workshop including a recording of the event, a summary of discussions, and a repository of relevant resources and references.

Free - recording & materials

FBDG integrating SFS transformation (2022 Sep 28)
with FAO

Coordinator: The session isn’t yet in the recording archives. I have written to FAO and will update this page when I know more. past recordings are put in the archive: https://www.fao.org/webcast/archive

How can dietary guidelines fulfil their potential for agrifood systems transformation? Policies and practices to support healthy diets and development outcomes across the SDGs. Nearly 100 countries have developed dietary guidelines as a tool to inform their consumers about healthy dietary patterns and help them achieve better nutrition outcomes. Some countries are now undertaking further activities to enhance the potential of dietary guidelines to guide agrifood systems transformation, such as by actively using dietary guidelines to guide policy and practice in agrifood systems, and incorporating environmental sustainability. The role of dietary guidelines to influence agrifood systems transformation is recognized but can this potential be achieved? This Dialogue will help shed light on this question by focusing on recent country experiences, potential barriers and how they can be overcome to make the next generation of dietary guidelines a reality. They present a new methodology developed by FAO that takes a food systems approach to the development/ implementation process of dietary guidelines and considers the various dimensions of sustainability.

free

One Planet Network Sustainable Food System Programme (many 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. If you watch something you’d like to discuss more – post it to our ICDA SFS Toolkit discussion fora!

free - many archived that are relevant to dietitians and nutritionists

Truth, Reconciliation & Food (2017)
with Fiona Devereaux and colleagues

In this Dietitians of Canada Learning On Demand webinar, Canadian dietitians Fiona DevereauKelly 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.

The Future of our Food Systems: Sustainable Diets for All (2017)
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.

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.

free

Drivers of food choice in LMIC: synthesis of evidence (4-part series)(2021)
with Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Academy

The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy hosted a four-part webinar series entitled “Drivers of food choice in low and middle-income countries: a synthesis of evidence”. Global food systems are altering local food environments that serve as the contexts of food choice, defined as the processes by which people consider, acquire, prepare, distribute, and consume foods and beverages. The Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) Competitive Grants Program funded projects that applied multi-disciplinary perspectives and methods across highly diverse settings and populations in 10 LMICs. The webinar series disseminates findings to foster discussion around next steps for scale-up and application of insights and innovations from the portfolio. The thematic areas of this webinar series articulate with prominent issues and questions currently confronting policy, practice, and research at the nexus of food environments, nutrition, and health. Recorded in 2021. Free access.

free recordings of 2021 webinars

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.

For Earth’s Sake Home Gardens to Plate (2020)
with Integrated Dietetics Dharini Krishnan with Dr. Sultan Ismail

In this Integrated Dietetics Dharini Krishnan moderated webinar featured via Facebook live, Dr. Ismail shares knowledge around the benefits of a variety of gardens in creating successful, sustainable food systems. Throughout this webinar, Dr. Ismail describes important components of gardening, including a variety of different soil health techniques and heirloom seeds that have an impact on the productivity from garden to plate. With an emphasis on kitchen gardens, he is able to describe how the gardens can be adapted for use at home, in schools, or in a larger setting as a sustainable resource.

Free

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.

Free

Sustainable & Wellness Oriented Lifestyle Practices (2020)
with Dr. Ram Aditya & Mr. T Kumaresan

This Integrated Dietetics moderated webinar (2020) by Dr. Ram Aditya and Mr. T Kumaresan 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.

free recording on Facebook live

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.

Free

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.

Free

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.

North American Food Systems Network webinars (many)
with NAFSN

North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN) works to be a leader in the professional development of food systems practitioners, and the food systems profession itself. There are several NAFSN webinar series found under their events page. Be sure to look at their archive as well their upcoming events and sign up for alerts to be notified of new events. There are many sessions by Dietitians and Nutritionists, and many more of interest. Most are free and recorded. There is a membership options as well.

free & most are recorded. There is a membership option as well.

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

This is a series of webinars organised the the European Federations of the Associations of Dietitians 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.

FREE!

Food is Medicine Research Action Plan Webinar (2021 Jan)
with Food & Society at the Aspen Institute and the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation

A recorded webinar on the launch of the Food is Medicine Research Action Plan held January 27, 2022. Led by the Food & Society at the Aspen Institute and the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI). The plan was supported by the Walmart Foundation and developed with 18 months of stakeholder engagement and guided by expert advisors. It puts forward 26 recommendations to guide the next decade of equity-centered, purposeful, translatable research in the Food is Medicine field and contains a comprehensive overview of the peer-reviewed research on food and nutrition interventions like medically tailored meals, medically tailored groceries, and produce prescriptions which require a coordinated effort and investment.

free recorded webinar

Workshops

International Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics (ICND 2024 Jun 12-14)
with ICDA

👉 Register for ICND 2024!  Join us in Toronto, Canada from June 12-14, 2024 for the 19th International Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics (ICND) 2024.

The ICDA SFS Toolkit will be holding an ICND workshop on “Supporting SFS Networks in your National Dietetic Association”.  

There are a wide variety of other great sessions, too from around the world.

👈 Click on the ICND icon for a list of Sustainability Sessions that we found in the programme. We hope to see you there! 

Sliding scale for LMIC/Students and others

IFIAD Annual Conference: Sustainability and Agency in Transforming Food Systems 2023 Annual Conference of the Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development (2023 Nov)
with Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development (IFIAD)

The Irish Forum for International Agricultural Development (IFIAD) held its 2023 Annual Conference on the theme of Sustainability and Agency in Transforming Food Systems. The UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment 2023 re-affirmed the need for healthy, more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems. Sustainability and agency are key components in transforming food systems. Securing sustainability in food systems will safeguard the environment and alleviate levels of hunger and malnutrition while prioritising agency can support equality in decision making agricultural practices and distribution.
The themes of sustainability and agency have grown in prominence in recent years and have been proposed as additional components in assessing food security, alongside, access, availability, utilisation and stability. It is against this backdrop that we are excited to bring together leading experts and organisations’ representing a broad spectrum of experience and perspectives.

free

FOOD 2030: Green and resilient food systems (2023 Dec 4-5) 
with European Commission

On 4 and 5 of December 2023, the European Commission organised a conference in Brussels entitled “Food 2030: green and resilient food systems” to showcase achievements of EU food systems related projects, explore future research and innovation orientations and levers of change. The EC aims to convene a wide range of actors and policy makers for this in-person event, which was also web streamed and recorded for those unable to travel. Transforming our food systems for sustainability and resilience is pertinent and urgent to achieve EU Green Deal goals. The food system is highly complex, characterised by uncertainty, multiple drivers, impacts and interconnected sectors, requiring trade-offs. Acting simultaneously on many fronts is the only key to success. This is why we need a systems approach to understand the challenges and to target transformational change through a coherent set of policies, initiatives, and investments. The role of Research and Innovation (R&I) policy has finally been recognised as key to unravelling the complexities and catalysing solutions. In 2016, DG Research & Innovation launched the Food 2030 initiative, which set out an ambitious and impact-driven R&I policy framework for sustainable food systems, that is being deployed via Horizon Europe. Follow for more updates: @EUScienceInnov and #Food2030EU

free online

16th European Public Health Conference: “Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth: A Sustainable Future for Humanity” (2023 Nov 8-11)
with European Public Health Association (EUPHA.org)

16th European Public Health Conference: “Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth: A Sustainable Future for Humanity” 8-11 November 2023 in Dublin, Ireland, in person only. Over the next decade we will all make choices which will determine the future of our advanced technological society. The COVID-19 and monkeypox pandemics, through which the world is now living, are as graphic an example as could be desired of the instability of our model of life, and the need for action on One Health. We have now run out of road on climate emergency. 2021 was the warmest year on record, and 2022 and 2023 are likely to beat that record. The global climate is changing rapidly. Building a future, any kind of future, for us and for our children, demands a new attention to sustainability. It’s tempting to despair, to give up. Let’s not. This conference hopes to open up part of this discussion, with a focus on health, and health care. We can do better, and we have to do better. Greening the EPH Conference – EPH Conference is committed to reducing the environmental impact of the conference and finding ways to be more environmentally responsible. These are our initiatives we have taken together with The CCD, venue of the EPH Conference 2023, to minimize the impact of the conference on the environment.

Conference fees vary

People’s Food Summit, World Food Day, October 16
with Regeneration International

Regeneration International Hosts the People’s Food Summit on World Food Day, October 16 each year. It is the only 24-hour global, participatory, virtual summit starting in Oceania and moving westwards through the time zones of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America. The People’s Food Summit enhances the connectedness of global work amongst numerous like-minded organizations.

The People’s Food Summit is a truly participatory summit that empowers most of the world’s food producers: the family farmers, pastoralists, and foresters who produce 70% of our food. We seek to engage hundreds of thousands by exchanging information and sharing inspiring stories. We present proven, farmer-based, real-world examples that are the future of our food and farming systems. These include agroecology, organic and regenerative farming, permaculture, agroforestry, holistically managed grazing, and many other systems.

The 2021 and 2022 events were spectacularly successful, with over 500,000 people, each time,  from all regions of our world, tuning in to watch and listen to our numerous speakers and their essential topics. In 2022, we promoted videos that we regarded as highlights of each region and reached another 700,000 views, bringing the total views to 1,200,000. Because we reached so many people, this event had a very high impact and will continue to. The past events remain available through the same link.

Our hope for the outcomes:
1. Information Exchange
2. Creating connections where different groups can continue working together after
3. Stimulating a citizen-led research and storytelling journey
4. Starting a partnership where Regeneration International continues to enable the scale-up of projects
5. Increasing the reach of this vital information to hundreds of thousands of people

Free

🌍 Global Networking Event on Sustainable Food Systems in Nutrition & Dietetics Education (2023 Jun 7-8)
with UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science

The 🌍 Global Networking Event on SFS in Nutrition & Dietetics Education was held at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland 🇮🇪 from 7–8 June 2023. Read an overview about the event in the ICDA newsletter. Detailed information about the planning of event is on the UCD site, and event report is available here along with speakers slides, photos, and resources shared from the participants.

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, shared 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.  

Outcomes and recommendations from roundtable discussions were broad and point to the need for ongoing sharing and collaboration for SFS definitions, curriculum frameworks to guide content and assessment, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, baseline competencies in SFS for dietetic graduates, and opportunities for practical SFS training. It is anticipated that the outcomes of the June event will stimulate further discussion on SFS in dietetics and lead to educational resources and supports co-developed between now and 2028 when the International Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics will be hosted in Ireland.

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

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 and access recorded sessions. 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).

FREE

2022 slides: ICDA session at Society for Nutrition Education and Behaviour (SNEB) Annual Conference
with SNEB

#ICDAsfsToolkit presenters teamed up with SNEB’s Division of International Nutrition Education (DINE) and Feed the Future Malawi’s Strengthening Agricultural and Nutrition Extension (SANE) led by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign to present “Capitalising on International ICTs for Sustainable Food Systems” inline with the conference theme: Re-engineering Nutrition Education and Behavior – designing tech competence in your digital world. The ICDA SFS Toolkit focused on the way we are using technology to develop the toolkit, facilitate knowledge mobilisation and application, and track progress and impact. The SANE portion provided examples of how nutrition professionals can utilise technology in their work for coordination & collaboration, knowledge management and sharing, and extending nutrition education into difficult to reach households. Check the SNEB Website for conference sessions that are available for purchase shortly after the conference (free if you paid to attend the conference). Conference fee varies, reduced fees for members ~300 USD vs non-member ~600 USD. The pdf of the slides are available for free here.

Free slides. Viewing the session recording carries a fee. SNEB Conference fee varies, reduced fees for members ~300 USD vs non-member ~600 USD

MyNutriWeb
with MyNutriWeb

MyNutriWeb offers multiple webinars and courses on Nutrition. One example related to SFS is The Truth about Plant Protein a 4-hour symposium held with the Alpro Foundation for all professionals working across the health and food systems as well as tutors and students across the UK Ireland and Europe with the aim of addressing the latest hot topics in plant-based eating for health and the planet.

Free & Paid events

Sessions in Sustainable Food Systems at the Science, Technology and Society (STS) Conference Graz (2023 May 8-10)
with Graz University of Technology https://www.tugraz.at/

The 21st Annual STS Conference Graz 2023 „Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies“ is organised by Science Technology and Society Unit of the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science of Graz University of Technology. There is a track with sessions in Sustainable Food Systems including – F.1 Microbes in, for, around Food Systems – F.2 From the edge to the core: participatory food environment research in European cities – F.3 Food Justice in Alternative Food Networks: theoretical, empirical and transdisciplinary perspectives – F.4 (M)eating the future: technologies, materialities, and politics of food – F.5 How can universities support the transition to sustainable food systems?

€ 150 - 450

4th global conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme (2023 Apr 24-27) 
with One Planet Network

Humankind is confronted with multiple deeply rooted and interlinked crises, including in relation to climate, biodiversity, conflict, energy, consumer prices, inequality, food insecurity, malnutrition and health. Global food systems challenges call for a profound and swift transformation of how we produce, process, retail, consume food and dispose organic waste.

The September 2021 UN Secretary-General’s Food Systems Summit (UN FSS) created important momentum to trigger transformation. Contributing to the 2023 Stock-Taking Moment of the UN FSS follow-up process, this conference will look at how food systems need to be transformed to overcome these crises in order to minimize the risk of global collapse and achieve the SDGs.

Free online

Recording of ICDA SFS Toolkit at Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week (#ANH2022 Jun)
with ANH2022

ICDA SFS Toolkit team held a session at the #ANH2022 titled: “Contribute to Sustainable Food Systems with the ICDA online Toolkit & Community! A toolkit for and by Dietitians & Nutritionists to learn & grow: ICDAsustainability.org“.

👩🏽‍🏫 You can use the slides or the recorded session to orient yourself, or to help others understand the toolkit. You are welcome to use/adapt it to your own needs. Contact the ICDA SFS Toolkit coordinator if you need the powerpoint version or any guidance.

⏰ The bulk of our time was spent using the toolkit together and almost all the participants took the Sustainability Self-Assessment: A Personalized Toolkit Guide. We demonstrated the toolkit’s applicability to different settings and discussed the impact it is having on dietitians, nutritionists, and populations we work with. We suggested ways that participants can contribute to the toolkit so that it evolves to continually – It is a toolkit for nutrition professionals by nutrition professionals!

FREE - recordings

Sessions on Nutrition and Climate Change at the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27)(2022 Nov)
with UN-Nutrition

Food systems were a large part of the agenda of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) which took place from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. UN-Nutrition, the United Nations coordinating mechanism for nutrition, will actively engage to increase awareness about the interlinkages between diets, food systems and climate change, and to highlight the importance of addressing nutritional and environmental challenges through joint policy options to generate co-benefits for people and the planet. Visit this link at UN-Nutrition to see many of the events that address nutrition – some are recorded / have links to access more information.

free virtual attendance

International Congress of Nutrition (ICN22) The Power of Nutrition: For the Smiles of 10 Billion People (2022 Dec 6-11)
with International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS)

Every four years, since 1946, the IUNS organises the International Union of Nutritional Sciences International Congress of Nutrition (IUNS-ICN) in a venue selected by the General Assembly following presentations by 3-4 bidding countries. The 22nd IUNS-ICN took place mostly as an in-person congress in Tokyo, Japan from December 6th-11th, 2022. Most programs (invited lectures, symposia, oral sessions…) were held in-person at the conference venue. Only poster presentation format has been changed to using a virtual event platform. No poster will be displayed at the onsite venue. But “Poster Presenters’ Meeting Point” called as the free discussion areas will be provided in congress venue for the all poster presenters.

The aim of each IUNS-ICN is to promote the exchange of knowledge in Nutritional Sciences. The scientific programme is comprised of plenary lectures, keynote lectures, parallel symposia, sponsored symposia, and satellite symposia. The Congresses are attended by 3-4000 participants from all over the world. Recent locations include Buenos Aires, Argentina; Granada, Spain; and Bangkok, Thailand, to name just a few. The 23rd IUNS-ICN International Congress of Nutrition will be in Paris in 2025!

Click through to sign up to the newsletter or follow progress on: Facebook or Twitter.

see the registration fees on the website

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

𝗔𝗙𝗦𝗔 𝗕𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗡𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗙𝗢𝗢𝗗 𝗦𝗬𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗙𝗘𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗘 (2022 Nov 28-30)
with Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa

Access the report for the “𝗠𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗣𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗦𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺𝘀” was held: 28𝑡ℎ – 30𝑡ℎ 𝑁𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟 2022 𝑉𝑒𝑛𝑢𝑒: 𝑌𝑎𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒́, 𝐶𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑜𝑜𝑛. In commemoration of the African Union’s Year of Nutrition 2022, AFSA rallied its members, African citizens, and governments to advance an African perspective on nutrition and food systems. The 4th biennial food systems conference highlighted novel approaches to learning about and celebrating African food cultures, foods, diets, and cuisines with the goal of mobilising African citizens and governments to demand changes in food policy and take action toward creating food systems that are healthy, nutritious, and accessible to all. The event will also serve as the official launch of the pan-African campaign “My Food Is African.” Join the social media campaign by using the hashtag #MyFoodIsAfrican.

Free - #MyFoodIsAfrican social media campaign

COP27 Food Systems Pavilion (2022 Nov 6-18)
with COP27

For the first time ever, there was a Food Systems Pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference, putting food centre stage during these crucial negotiations. The Food Systems Pavilion focuses on actions, strategies, and solutions across the entire food value chain that have the potential to drive the transformation towards healthier, more resilient, and more equitable food systems. The opportunity is huge. Transforming the world’s food systems could generate $4.5 trillion annually in new economic opportunities by 2030 and help us to create a net-zero, nature positive world, while also ensuring social justice and food security. Visit the Food Systems Pavilion website and join the journey to deliver #ActionOnFood for people and planet.

free online

COP27 ICLEI Feeding the city for healthy people, landscapes, and climate (2022 Nov 12)
with ICLEI

ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability)’s food team is held a session at COP27 on Feeding the city for healthy people, landscapes, and climate. Food systems account for up to 37% of global GHG emissions. (Note from the #ICDAsfsToolkit Coordinator – SFS do not emit this much!) As more than 70% of the world’s food is consumed in urban areas, cities are at the core of the problem. At the same time, city leaders have a key role to play in finding locally relevant solutions to growing social, economic and environmental challenges and in enhancing urban-rural linkages for greater resilience. Building on the global momentum for food system change, this event explores the role of cities in driving food systems transformation in a multi-level governance context. Dietitians-Nutritionists’ voices are needed! 12 November 2022 from at 10:00-11:30 UTC+2 at the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency (LGMA) Multilevel Action Pavilion at COP27 on Whova, a virtual conference platform.
Access the session overview and recording here.

free online

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.

Slides are Free. There is a cost to access the recording

Eastern Africa Agroecology Conference Transforming Food Systems for Responsible Production, Consumption, and Social Wellbeing (2023 Mar 21-24)
with Biovision Africa Trust & International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)

The 1st Eastern Africa Agroecology Conference Transforming Food Systems for Responsible Production, Consumption, and Social Wellbeing aimed to invoke consciousness and motivate regional and continental communities to dialogue how to invest in interventions, which can ameliorate the negative impacts of the current unsustainable food systems by transitioning towards more environmentally friendly solutions with long-term vision and planning. Conference Theme: Strengthening Resilience and Sustainability in Food Systems for Environmental and Socioeconomic Development. Location: Nairobi, Kenya, 21–24 March 2023. The conference was a hybrid event comprising in-person attendance and live-streaming for on-line participants. Cost: 100-200 USD

100-200 USD

Food Systems Transformation: A Worldwide Response to Multiple Crises (2023 Jan 18-21)
with Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Every year, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) discusses current topics and issues with global outreach. The 2023 GFFA addresses the issue “Food Systems Transformation: A Worldwide Response to Multiple Crises”.  The international community urgently has to develop and implement solutions to realise the right to adequate food. The only expedient solutions are those that address food security, the climate catastrophe, and the extinction of species alike. A comprehensive transformation of global food systems is of vital importance. The event is open to the public. The 2023 GFFA builds on the UN Food Systems Summit for this process. Its aim is to promote discussion and to explore possible ways for global and national collaboration in a spirit of partnership. 2000 visitors from politics, business, academia and civil society discuss how to bring about successful transformation. There is a special focus on the following four questions: 1) How can we create crisis-proof food systems? 2) How can we create climate-friendly food systems? 3) How can we preserve biological diversity? 4) How can we improve collaboration for sustainable global food systems?

You can find further information on the subject in the Backgroundpaper. The website also has Communiqués from the past 14 years.

Free

Oxford Real Farming Conference (2023 Jan 4-6)
with ORFC

ORFC – Oxford Real Farming Conference was held 4-6 January 2023 in both online and in person. The online archive is available on https://orfc.org.uk/orfc-archives/ The online conference is a mix of live-streamed sessions from Oxford and online-only sessions with farmers, food producers, activists, academics, authors and many others across six continents. Anything you miss will be recorded for you to catch up on, and each session will available for replay shortly after it has ended. All delegates outside Western Europe, the US, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand can join us for FREE. There is interpretation through COATI (Colectivo para la autogestión de tecnologías para la interpretación) to ensure that sessions are interpreted into many languages.

From Emily Norton, #OFC2023 Chair: “… The collective challenge is not just to avoid the mistakes of the past. Instead, it is to seek the systemic solutions that prevent poverty, environmental exploitation and ultimately conflict. In exploring the consequences of conflict on our farms and communities, we’re aware that we cannot rely on yesterday’s toolbox to fix today’s problems. Hence OFC23 aims to inspire a regeneration in our politics, our society and our supply chains, as well as our farms. This is also long overdue. It’s time to start farming a new future. See you at Oxford.”

Free - 45£

Youth’s World Food Forum (WFF)
with UN SDG Global Youth

WFF is a youth-led movement facilitated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to transform our agrifood systems. 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. See the WFF website for coverage of the past conferences.

Free

Sustainable Urban Food Systems for SDGs Acceleration (2022 Dec 15)
with FAO, Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS)

In December 2022, FAO co-hosted a High-Level Dialogue on “Sustainable Urban Food Systems for SDGs Acceleration” at the 17th Annual Session of the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS). The Event had 3 Key Points: 1) Highlight the most urgent challenges urban food systems face to ensure access to healthy diets and reduce environmental ‘foodprint’. 2) Showcase concrete examples of successful practices to reduce urban food systems’ contribution to climate impact, including consumption patterns. 3) Identify gaps and share recommendations on the transition to sustainable urban food systems. GFHS Secretary General Mr. Lu Haifeng pointed out in his closing remarks that cities should concentrate on six priorities: 1) sustainable urban planning, 2) sustainable waste management, 3) efficient and stable transition to renewable energy, 4) green, low-carbon and smart buildings and communities, 5) people-oriented public space and resilient infrastructure, and 6) sustainable urban food system. By doing so, we can better achieve the goal of resilient, carbon neutral and nature-positive city, and more effectively coordinate to deal with climate crisis, energy crisis, economic crisis, food crisis and the biodiversity crisis for a safer and greener urban future.”

Free

Sustainable Food Systems self-paced workshop: Empowering Dietitians to Transform the Food Systems: 4 Dimensions Learning Experience (2021)
with Food + Planet

During this two-hour workshop, Food + Planet Co-founders (Sherene, Kate, Sharon, and Chris) feature ways registered dietitian nutritionists can align human nutrition with planetary health while honoring economic and sociocultural dimensions of sustainable food systems. Upon completion of the workshop, you can download a continuing professional education units (CPEUs) certificate for 2 CPEUs. There are four sessions: 1 – Nutrition – Sharon Palmer MSFS, RDN; 2 – Sociocultural – Sherene Chou MS, RDN; 3 – Planetary – Chris Vogliano PhD, RDN; 4 – Economic – Kate Geagan MS, RDN.

FREE

Healthy Lives from Sustainable Food Systems (2022 Oct)
with Uppsala Health Summit

Did you attend the Uppsala Health Summit from 22-26 October 2022 and/or read the Healthy Lives from Sustainable Food Systems pre-conference report? It provides a broad and up-to-date overview of the current challenges and the changes needed to make our food systems healthier and more sustainable. The report outlines the background of each workshop at the Uppsala Health Summit 2022 and the recordings of the plenary sessions are here. The conclusions from the discussions in workshops will be published in a post-conference briefing-kit.  Uppsala Health Summit is a recurring international policy arena for dialogue on challenges for health and healthcare, and how we can overcome them. Personally invited decision-makers, opinion-makers and experts participate in active dialogue in thoroughly prepared workshops and plenum sessions. Initiators are Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala County Council, Uppsala City Council, and World Class Uppsala.

free

Diet for a Green Planet (international online course 2022 Aug)
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) were open for applications until 2022 August. It costed 200 Euros (payable in two payments) and provides 15 ECTs (European Credit Transfers). This brochure summarises the key points of the course.

200 Euro

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.

free