Newsletter October 2013

October 21st 2013

Welcome to old and new stakeholders, friends and supporters of LiveWell for LIFE. We’ve had some busy summer months and are now in full swing preparing the policy options and pathways reports which will be the core of LiveWell for LIFE’s final recommendations in 2014. But for now, here are some highlights of what’s happened and happening this autumn. Read more about LiveWell for LIFE.

LiveWell at Nutrition & Health Live 2013

Nutrition and Health Live 2013 LiveWell for LIFE will be present and presenting at Nutrition & Health Live 2013. The conference, which will take place at London Olympia on 1 and 2 November, is the largest and most comprehensive event for registered dieticians, nutritionists and all health care professionals working in the field of nutrition.

If you’re attending Nutrition and Health Live 2013 in London, please come and find us at the LiveWell stall! We’ll be located by the Cookery Demo Theatre.

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LiveWell and the ‘Sustainability of the Food System’

EU FlagBetween July and October the European Commission (EC) conducted its long-awaited public consultation on the ‘Sustainability of the Food System’. LiveWell for LIFE was delighted to see that sustainable food consumption played a central role in this consultation, and eagerly await the Communication on the Sustainability of the Food System which will be released at the end of 2013/ early 2014.

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New! Translated versions of A Balance of Healthy and Sustainable food choices for France, Spain and Sweden – Report summary are now available

translationThe purpose of this summary report is to enable the project participants to easily understand the findings of the initial research, supporting further engagement in the next stages of the project. This publication summarises the main findings of the report, A Balance of Healthy and Sustainable food choices for France, Spain and Sweden. It’s the result of our work to define country specific sustainable diets for LiveWell’s three pilot countries.

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‘The Meat Guide’

The Meat GuideThe Meat Guide – produced by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – is an attempt to illustrate what kind of meat we should eat. It compares different types of meat and other protein sources and classifies them according to a traffic-light system in four impact categories: climate, biodiversity, pesticides, and animal welfare. The guide also contains an extensive background report, explaining the impact categories, the importance of certification for credibility towards consumers, and how the guide can be used.

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How low can we go?

Report CoverA report, recently released by the three Swedish authorities that all deal with the cross-cutting issue of healthy food and climate impact, looks at how low the impact of food consumption can be in 2050. This is an accessible report with examples of diets, an overview of conflicting environmental targets and an investigation into how low we can go in terms of climate impact by 2050. The report is part of Sweden’s national 2050 roadmap, and has many similarities to LiveWell for LIFE with its focus on climate impact and healthy food.

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