Shaping Physical, Economic, and Policy Components of the Food Environment to Create Sustainable Healthy Diets.

Last updated on 4-1-2021 by Stefanie Vandevijvere

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BACKGROUND: Sustainable healthy diets are those dietary patterns that promote all dimensions of individuals’ health and well-being; have low environmental pressure and impact; are accessible, affordable, safe, and equitable; and are culturally acceptable. The food environment, defined as the interface between the wider food system and consumer’s food acquisition and consumption, is critical for ensuring equitable access to foods that are healthy, safe, affordable, and appealing. DISCUSSION: Current food environments are creating inequities, and sustainable healthy foods are generally mor…

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