Nutrition Month 2023: Five Tips for eating a more sustainable diet

Each year during the month of March, Registered Dietitians and other professionals celebrate Nutrition Month to help provide Canadians with informed nutrition information. This year’s theme is Unlock the Potential of Food, and today we are happy to share tips on eating a more sustainable diet.

What is a sustainable diet?

Eating a sustainable diet means different things to different people, but in general sustainable diets:

  • Include a variety of healthy foods that meets an individual’s nutrient needs
  • Minimize negative environmental impact of our food system
  • Incorporate culturally acceptable foods
  • Reduce food waste effectively
  • Are affordable and accessible by community members
  • Protect biodiversity and ecosystems

Involve fair and equitable work environments for those producing foods