JOURNAL ARTICLE

Sustainable diets: the Mediterranean diet as an example

Barbara Burlingame, Sandro Dernini
Public Health Nutrition 2011, 14 (12A): 2285-7
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OBJECTIVE: To present the Mediterranean diet as an example of a sustainable diet, in which nutrition, biodiversity, local food production, culture and sustainability are strongly interconnected.

DESIGN: Review of notions and activities contributing towards the acknowledgement of the Mediterranean diet as a sustainable diet.

SETTING: The Mediterranean region and its populations.

SUBJECTS: Mediterranean populations.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The acknowledgement of the Mediterranean diet as a sustainable diet needs the development of new cross-cutting intersectoral case studies to demonstrate further the synergies among nutrition, biodiversity and sustainability as expressed by the Mediterranean diet for the benefit of present and future generations.

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