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Sustainable healthy diets: Guiding principles

The principles include:

  • Promote breastfeeding until two years of age, where possible.
  • Consume a variety of unprocessed and minimally processed foods, including wholegrains, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables, and (optionally) moderate amounts of eggs, dairy, poultry and fish, and small amounts of red meat.
  • Limit the greenhouse gas emissions, water, land use and other environmental impacts of food production.
  • Preserve biodiversity of crops, livestock and foods from forests.
  • Limit overfishing and overhunting.
  • Minimise the use of antibiotics and hormones in food production.
  • Limit plastic food packaging.
  • Reduce food loss and waste.

Read the full report, Sustainable healthy diets: Guiding principles, here. See also the Foodsource chapter What is a healthy sustainable eating pattern?

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