Better Way presentation references:

Why do we eat?

“The lower limit of dietary carbohydrate compatible with life apparently is zero, provided that adequate amounts of protein and fat are consumed.“

The Panel on Macronutrients. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients): The National Academies Press, 2005. (Quotation comes from p275)

What provides what?

What are we told to eat?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agriculture USDo. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Washington: U.S. Government printing office, 1980.

Harcombe Z. Designed by the food industry for wealth, not health: the ‘Eatwell Guide’. Br J Sports Med 2016 doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096297

The One World Diet

Willett W, Rockström J, Loken B, et al. Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The Lancet 2019;393(10170):447-92. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31788-4.

Beal et al. Estimated micronutrient shortfalls of the EAT–Lancet planetary health diet. Lancet Planet Health 2003.

Who’s behind the One World Diet?

“Launched in January 2017, FReSH is a project of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which brought together 25 WBCSD member companies to transform the food system. More than 30 companies are now part of this project.”

Pepsico revenue ($86bn) (66th – just behind Sri Lanka

What should we eat?