Can the EAT-Lancet ‘Planetary Health Diet’ save patients and the planet? Episode #365


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Traditionally, sports medicine may have focussed on joints and tendons and muscles, but, as with medicine more widely, nutrition is now being properly recognised as an essential aspect of health. Food is a very strong lever to improve human health and environmental sustainability on earth. However, food is currently threatening both people and planet. The food we eat, the ways we produce it, and the amounts wasted or lost affect us all – athletes, patients and clinicians. On this BJSM podcast Prof Jess Fanzo (T: @jessfanzo) from Johns Hopkins (full bio below) joins BJSM’s Daniel Friedman (T: @ddfriedman) to discuss the recently published report Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems that is making headlines around the world. The report is also creating much controversy. Not everyone will agree with the commission, just as not everyone agrees with all nutrition advice. At BJSM, our job is to share major views from the scientific world with our community and here you can listen to a major player in this report. In this 15-minute conversation, Prof Fanzo shares the report’s key takeaways (!) and how sport and exercise medicine clinicians can contribute to “the great food transformation". Prof Jess Fanzo PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Ethics and Global Food & Agriculture at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, the School of Advanced International Studies, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health. She also serves as the Director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program. Prof Fanzo received her PhD in Nutrition at the University of Arizona, and was the Stephen I. Morse Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Columbia University. Have something to say about the commission or the podcast? Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment via social media or wherever you get your podcasts! Further reading:

Full report: Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

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