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Food based dietary guidelines for sustainable and healthy lifestyles (SuHeGuide)

Substantial consumer behaviour changes are required to reduce the environmental impact of feeding the growing global population. SuHeGuide will undertake a range of consumer studies from food consumption to sustainable behaviours in the context of sustainable and healthy food lives. In a first-of-its-kind dietary intervention study, we will test the hypothesis that a sustainable diet, which is acceptable to consumers, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while simultaneously achieving nutritional requirements, thereby providing an effective solution to the sustainability and food challenge. SuHeGuide will develop food-based dietary guidelines for healthy and sustainable lifestyles that are acceptable to consumers and meet nutritional requirements, while simultaneously, reducing food related GHG emissions and respectful of biodiversity. The data from the intervention and consumer behaviour studies will be translated to evidence for development of public policy.

Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork