Within the field of nutrition, there are debates, legitimate and otherwise, regarding everything from methods of inquiry to public health messaging. The simple reality of our time is that debates about diet for human health are increasingly moot as our options dwindle in tandem with rainforests, glaciers, biodiversity and aquifers. Obligated to reconcile the exigencies of public and planetary health, the topic of “best diets” for health must yield to a new suite of questions. What are the components making up the environmental footprint of our dietary patterns? What is the best way to measure each? Which matters most? What are the confluences and conflicts between diet for optimal human health and diet for minimal environmental impact?
Join Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference Chair Dr. Sara Johnson for a conversation with Dr. David Katz as he shares his insights on the impact of our prevailing diets on the planet.