ICDA Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Toolkit
#ICDAsfsToolkit Monthly News #20
November 2022
⚖️ #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 toolkit is 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: 👉
Coming up:  SFS events
👉 Abstracts due Dec 9 for Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week (2023 Jun 19-30) - #ANH2023 will be co-hosted in partnership with Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) from 19 to 30 June 2023, online and in Lilongwe, Malawi.
🧰 ANH has been holding Academy week for many years. If you need Agriculture Nutrition #sfsTools this is a great place to look.  Let us know if you need help.
👉International Congress of Nutrition (ICN22) The Power of Nutrition: For the Smiles of 10 Billion People (2022 Dec 6-11) - The 22nd ICN is taking place as an in-person congress in Tokyo, Japan. 
🧰 Will you be there to share #sfsTools in the sessions? 👉Let us know in our Toolkit Discussion forum.
👉(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.
New Resources
👉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.
👉Recording of ICDA SFS Toolkit at the Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week - In June, the ICDA SFS Toolkit team held a session at the #ANH2022 titled:  “Contribute to Sustainable Food Systems with the ICDA online Toolkit & Community."   
🧰 Use the recording or 👉download the slides to orient yourself, or as an #sfsTool to help others understand the toolkit. You are welcome to adapt it to your own needs. Contact the 👉ICDA SFS Toolkit coordinator if you need the edible version or any guidance.
👉 EFAD’s Kompass Nutrition & Dietetics journal focused on #SustainableNutrition (2022 Nov)   
🧰 The people in the journal & the #EFAD network are great #sfsTools.  Use them!  Even if you aren't in Europe, you can develop an inter-continental relationship with professionals that are doing simliar work to you.
👉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.
👉A Guide for Clinicians: Sustainable Diets (short course)
This is aimed at helping Clinicians use the "Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet" short course.
🧰 They have other #sfsTools on their site such as the 👉client handout along with other guidance for working with clients.
👉 StratKIT Platform – Sustainable public procurement and catering network & Sustainable Public Meal Toolkit  - More than 50 #sfsTools are available for any stakeholder involved in the provision of public meals (policymakers, procurers, caterers, producers, suppliers, consumers, etc.). Each is presented in a step by step procedure.
🧰 While all tools originated from Baltic Sea Region countries, many are adaptable.
👉‘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. 
The SFS Toolkit team searches 👀 for resources 
to help Dietitians-Nutritionists in your roles.
👉 JOIN the free SFS toolkit Community of Practice (COP) to share!
SFS Community of Practice (COP)
The above link takes you to the full member list, the links below take you to each new person.
🇳🇬  Nigeria - Omolola Adebayo
🇮🇳  India - Chittranjan Yadav
🇬🇧  England -  Eirini Koutrouli
🌍  Bhupinder jit Kaur
🇮🇪  Ireland - Clare Corish

🧰 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.  

Some recent posts shared by COP members:

👉Call for European SMEs & startups: Sustainable Food Systems Solutions. The Food Trails project is looking for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups to support innovative solutions and improve the food systems in its 11 European cities. Apply by February 16, 2023.

👉Special Issue “Effect of Environmentally Sustainable Diets on Human Health” in Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section “Nutrition and Public Health”. Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Ruixue Huang.  Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2023.

👉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.

👉Special Issue “Sustainable Nutrition and Human Health as Part of Sustainable Development”
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section “Nutritional Policies and Education for Health Promotion“. Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Wioletta Zukiewicz-Sobczak & Prof. Dr. Magdalena Gibas-Dorna. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022. 

Help spread SFS by sharing so we GROW together!  
Post in the 👉Discussion forum 
or join a 👉Group you are passionate about.

Sustainability Spotlight:

🇨🇴 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. 
Her website is “Sustainable RDN: Sustainable Eating for a Healthy Planet” and can be read at:
👉 The site provides authoritative information on healthy eating and how to shape the food supply in a manner that is environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. She offers consulting services, scientific expertise, and products for policy makers, city and regional planners, farmers, the food industry, academia, the media, registered dietitians/registered dietitian nutritionists (RDs/RDNs) and the general public. See her recent presentation titled 👉“Food-Based Strategies to Promote Personal and Planetary Health: The Role of Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners”.

Via Her blog at: 👉 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.

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