Implementing sustainable diets in Europe
The general goal of the SUSDIET project was to (i) assess health and environmental impacts of current and alternative diets in Europe, (ii) better understand consumers' preferences for food, (iii) assess the effects of policy instruments supporting more informed choices, or affecting the market environment. The SUSDIET approach was multi-disciplinary, encompassing researchers in consumer studies, environmental science, economics, nutrition, and public health. In the first part, a the comparison of dietary patterns was observed and it was determined which adjustments in consumers' diets would have to be prioritized in order to improve public health and environmental impact. The second part focused on consumers' motivations and preferences in relation to sustainable food consumption: What are major barriers, what's the effectiveness of different message characteristics in persuading consumers to change their decisions,...
The third part of the project focused on the effects of policies aiming to influence food choices: the impact of food labels on consumers' trade-offs, joint vs. separated labelling of health and environmental dimensions, analyzed policies which modify the relative prices of the different food groups (e.g. carbon tax).
Thünen Institute (DE); CREDA-UPC-IRTA Barcelona (ES); MTT Agrifood Research (FI) ; UMR NORT, INRA (FR); INRA UMR Eco Publique (FR); INRA UMR Gael Grenoble (FR); UMR GREMAQ-INRA (FR); Università di Bologna (IT); Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (IT); Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NO); Norwegian University of Life Sciences (SE); University of Oxford (UK); SRUC (UK); National Institute for Agrarian and Veterinary Research (PT)
- Pdf of proposal abstract
- SUSFOOD meets EFFoST 2017 Presentation
- Website: https://www6.inra.fr/sustainablediets
- Newsletters: January 2015; June 2016; September 2016; December 2016; January 2017; June 2017
- Final report: pdf
- Link to scientific papers: