Healthy and Sustainable Diets

We are working to ensure that diets are sustainable and healthy. We explore ways to combine the ‘three pillars’ of social, economic and ecological sustainability. Dietary behaviours that limit overconsumption, particularly of animal foods and resource-intensive energy-dense, nutrient poor foods, are critical to ensure food and nutrition security, to lessen environmental impact and ensure dietary quality and nutritional health.

Across the theme, we undertake research in all contexts of development (low, middle and high income countries) and at all scales (local, national, international, global).  We have a broad range of methodological expertise, including: dietary assessment and food consumption techniques; ethnographic and visual methods and geographical mapping of food availability.

Our research agenda includes investigating: