Update Livewell Plates:
healthy and sustainable diets
The Livewell Plates give UK residents practical tips on how to put together a sustainable diet. They show what people should eat between now and 2030 to ensure we can meet the targets in the Paris climate agreement.
Four target groups
Blonk Consultants has together with WWF UK analysed the possible sustainable and healthy diets for the United Kingdom. This analysis was carried out with Optimeal
. It takes overall nutritional requirements of a given group, then finding a division of food products that will meet these needs while also respecting various environmental constraints agreed by the research team (limited carbon footprint in line with national reduction targets, equal individual shares of the world's current agricultural land etc.). Their goal was to create Livewell Plates whose composition was as close as possible to the current average diet in each country for each group. The report includes four target groups:
- adolescents (10-17)
- adults (18-64)
- elderly (65-84)
- vegans (18-64)
Each includes the latest nutritional data, environmental metrics and an estimate of costs; and is compared to current average diets for each demographic.