ICDA Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Toolkit #ICDAsfsToolkit Monthly News #20
⚖️ #sfsTools in the Toolkit 🧰 We foster connections to gather & organise #sfsTools - events, written resources, tools for practice & people - to help you integrate SFS in your work & life. The #ICDAsfsToolkit has tools to help you!
👉The ICDA SFS toolkitis for & by members of the International Confederation of Dietetics Association (ICDA) members from 46 Nutriiton & Dietetic Associations spanning 63 nations. We welcome ANYONE interested in SFS. Contact the #ICDAsfsToolkit Coordinator anytime: 👉ICDAsfs.Coordinator@acadiau.ca
👉(EU) Teachers Forum – Supporting teachers in educating food knowledge (2022 Dec 12)- Are you interested in #FoodLiteracy & education in schools? Are you looking for best practices & #resources? The EITFood project FoodScienceClass is organizing a free online event directed at educators from all fields.
🧰 Dietitians-Nutritionists working with schools in many settings could be benefit from this EU #sfsTool and lessons from the project.
👉Taking a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking: A Resource for Policymakers -To articulate what it means to take a food systems approach and support policymakers around the world, R4D and City, University of London created an evidence review and 4 technical briefs. These #sfsTools aim to support policymakers on how to make policy decisions to shift the food system toward better outcomes.
🧰 These #sfsTools convey practical information—not as prescriptions, but as ideas and options that can be adapted to the local challenges and opportunities faced by different countries.
👉Delivering community benefit: Healthy food playbook 👉Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge
Health Care Without Harm developed these two #sfsTools to support hospital professionals and community partners in developing interventions that promote healthy food access & healthier food environments.
🧰 These #sfsTools could be adapted to other situations – schools, churches, or other groups or institutions you are working with. Share back with us what you do with these tools so we can inspire others!
👉Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet (short course)
This course is for the public and gives a snapshot of how to achieve a Healthy Plate & Healthy Planet. It was created through a partnership between Gaples Institute & Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition.
👉‘It's a constant changing environment, and we're just playing catch up’: Hospital food services, food waste, and COVID-19.The 👉Emerging Research Summary highlighted this month is from 👉Nathan Cook's progress on reducing institutional #FoodWaste. The conclusion: Despite the impact COVID-19 had on hospital food services, including their ability to audit food waste and increased food waste generation, the response from food services has demonstrated their adaptability to change. Sustainable healthcare, including the aggregate measuring and reduction of food waste in hospital food services, is an essential transition post-pandemic, and may be facilitated through the operational changes forced by COVID-19.
🧰 Nathan includes an #sfsTool for food waste audits complete with descriptions on how to use it.
🧰 Our SFS Toolkit's COP is a GREAT #sfsTool to connect us & share with each other. People power 👨🏻🤝👨🏾 💪 👩🏾🤝👩🏼 is one of our greatest strengths. ICDA is made up of 46 member organizations from 63 nations totaling ~200,000 people. If a few people (like you!) from every nation (like yours!) actively shares resources between your networks and the toolkit, together we can potentially reach every member with anything we need to achieve SFS.
👉Special Issue “Sustainable Nutrition—Healthy People” – A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). Guest Editors: Dr. Emilia Vassilopoulou, Dr. Ioannis Pagkalos, Prof. Dr. Maria Hassapidou, Prof. Dr. Athanasios Papadopoulos. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 24 April 2023.
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🇨🇴 Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RDN, LD is based in Bogota, Colombia. She is a consultant, speaker, and writer with areas of expertise in community-based participatory research, community food security, environmental nutrition, population-based approaches to nutrition and health, and sustainable food systems. She serves as a column editor for the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (JHEN) and is a member of the JHEN Editorial Review Board.
Dr. McCullum-Gomez completed a PhD in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University with minors in Public Affairs and Program Evaluation. She received M.S. and B.S. degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. She has received numerous awards including a National Cancer Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship.
Via Her blog at: 👉www.sustainable-rdn.com she offers summaries of the latest science related to various aspects of sustainability. Christine is active on social media, sharing the latest information on sustainable living, agroecology, and regenerative agriculture. Click through to connect with Christine via the SFS Toolkit's COP forum: 👉Christine McCullum-Gomez.