Led by 40 renowned scientists in the field of health and environment, The EAT-Lancet report on food, planet and health published on January 2019 made global headlines by providing unequivocal scientific evidence for the massive impact of food we eat on the environment. Since then the commission has launched its findings through press releases, and conferences in more than 35 locations globally in an attempt to advocate individual changes as well as policies towards reduced environmental footprint and food justice.
Together with the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, we are working closely with the EAT-Lancet commission to spearhead their report in Israel through a series of events, including a conference led by experts, media outreach, chefs workshops, and roundtables with policymakers.
The Planetary Health Diet
The planetary health diet is a global reference diet for adults that is symbolically represented by half a plate of fruits and vegetables.
The other half consists of primarily whole grains, plant proteins (beans, lentils, pulses, nuts), unsaturated plant oils, modest amounts of meat and dairy, and some added sugars and starchy vegetables.
The diet is quite flexible and allows for adaptation to dietary needs, personal preferences and cultural traditions. Vegetarian and vegan diets are two healthy options within the planetary health diet but are personal choices. Our goal is to advocate for the implementation of these dietary guidelines on a national level.
EAT-Lancet Launch Event
The Israeli Forum for Sustainable Nutrition, in collaboration with the EAT-Lancet Commission and the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, organized an event to commemorate the launch of the report, translated to Hebrew, in Israel. The event took place on the 4th of February, 2020, and was attended by leading figures in the fields of nutrition and environmental sciences in Israel, as well as representatives from governmental agencies and ministries. Prof. Walter Willett, co-author of the report, presented the keynote address via Skype. Additional information about the event is available on the dedicated post.
Keynote Address by Prof. Walter Willett, co-author of the EAT-Lancet Report
Currently, the Israeli Forum for Sustainable Nutrition is advocating for the implementation of the EAT-Lancet Report Recommendations on a national level. We employ a multifaceted approach, whereby dissemination of information, organization of events, public appearances, collaboration with mass media and relentless lobbying go hand in hand. In order for us to achieve this goal, we need your support. Consider donating today to help in a our fight for a healthier, more sustainable food system.