Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems

1st Edition

Mark Lawrence, Sharon Friel

Routledge
October 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 248 Pages - 42 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815393276 - CAT# K343221

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Summary

This comprehensive text provides the latest research on key concepts, principles and practice on protecting and promoting healthy and sustainable diets and food systems.

There are increasing concerns about environmental sustainability and the capacity of the food system to protect food security into the future. The contributors to this book are world-leading thinkers in the causes of and solutions to this challenge. As international experts in their fields, they provide in-depth analyses of the issues and evidence-informed recommendations for future policies and practices. Starting with an overview of ideas about health, sustainability and equity in relation to food systems, this book examines what constitutes a food system, with chapters on production, manufacturing, distribution and retail amongst others. A third section explores health and sustainable diets, looking at issues such as overconsumption and waste. The book ends with discussions about the policy, politics and activism behind creating healthy and sustainable food systems.

With a food systems approach to health and sustainability identified as a priority area for public health, this text introduces core knowledge for students, academics, practitioners and policy-makers from a range of disciplines including food and nutrition sciences, dietetics, public health, public policy, medicine, health science and environmental science.

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