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EAT-Lancet Commission Brief for Cities

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EAT-Lancet Commission Brief for Everyone

The EAT-Lancet Commission presents a global planetary health diet that is healthy for both people and planet.

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EAT-Lancet Commission Brief for Farmers

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EAT-Lancet Commission Brief for Food Service Professionals

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EAT-Lancet Commission Brief for Healthcare Professionals

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EAT-Lancet Commission Brief for Policymakers

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The Planetary Health Diet

The planetary health diet is flexible by providing guidelines to ranges of different food groups that together constitute an optimal diet for human health and environmental sustainability. It emphasizes a plant-forward diet where whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes comprise a greater proportion of foods consumed. Meat and dairy constitute important parts of the diet but in significantly smaller proportions than whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes.

In addition to the targets set within each section, the dietary targets also suggest that the average adult requires 2500 kcal per day. While this amount will vary based on age, gender, activity levels and health profiles, overconsumption is a waste of food with both health and environmental costs.

 

Science-Based

The EAT-Lancet Commission’s scientific targets for healthy diets allow for individuals to prepare and consume meals in the total amount, composition and proportions that fit within the ranges of different food groups. The dietary pattern allows for flexible application of these criteria with room to tailor foods and amounts to the different preferences and contexts to reduce the risk of poor diets and environmental degradation.

 

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The following video helps explain what exactly the EAT-Lancet is. Co-chairs of the Commission, Prof. Johan Röckstrøm and Prof. Walter Willett take you through the groundbreaking report.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the EAT-Lancet Commission?
Why is this report so important?
What sets this report apart from similar reports?
What is the 'planetary health diet'?
Why is this diet good for both my health and the environment?
How does a diet based on global assessments apply to me as an individual? And how strictly do I have to adhere to it?
Why should I decrease my meat consumption?
What does the report mean for the agriculture industry and their employees? Has the Commission considered the economic and social costs linked with the recommendations?
Wouldn’t it be more effective to focus on ways to reduce fossil fuel emissions instead of food?