Connecting food systems for co-benefits: How can food systems combine diet-related health with environmental and economic policy goals?

This Policy Brief explores how food systems can combine diet-related health with environmental and economic policy goals. It builds on considerable earlier work by analysing the connections between different policy goals, and between policy goals and food systems. Through this process it identifies three core aspects of food systems functioning which would need to connect in order to produce co-benefits: economic benefits for farmers and businesses being created (1) through the production and delivery of nutritious foods throughout the system (2), using environmentally-sustainable production methods (3). To move towards this aspirational vision for food systems, it identifies specific opportunities where diet-related health, economic and environmental goals could connect for co-benefits.

Authors: K. Parsons, C. Hawkes

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Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document, Policy & Policy Analysis
Environment, climate change, Non-communicable diseases, alcohol, nutrition, obesity, cancer, smoking, physical activity

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