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Thursday, August 11 • 1:40pm - 2:20pm
The Global Sustainability-Nutrition Disconnect

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Many countries try to tackle the issue of environmental sustainability while designing their dietary guidelines. Working off assumptions and poor research, dietary recommendations vary greatly when viewed with an ancestral lens. For example, some countries advise the public to increase intake of highly processed soy-based proteins, while others recognize the detrimental effects soy can have on the environment. Cattle are largely vilified as both environmentally toxic and as dangerous as cigarettes to human health, however milk takes a front seat at America's "My Plate". Meanwhile, worldwide nutrition deficiencies, food insecurity and obesity issues are not going to be solved with more whole grains. This talk will review dietary policies of countries that are trying to include "sustainability" into their national dietary guidelines, and will illustrate the conflicts in their advice.

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Diana Rodgers

Registered Dietitian, Producer, Sustainable Dish
Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN, NTP is a “real food” Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner living on a working organic farm west of Boston. Diana has an active nutrition practice where she helps people get on track with diet and lifestyle... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2016 1:40pm - 2:20pm MDT