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Better nutrition is what the world needs

An unhealthy diet is unsustainable.

Yet, the world is not eating well, according to a new assessment of global nutrition.

Food is part of what makes the festive season special. It’s timely to reflect on the nutritional value in our diets and how we can make healthier and more sustainable choices about food.

This month, we are mindful that The Dairy Promise is nutritious food for a healthier world.

Dairy's role in a sustainable diet

A new evidence-based report, Dairy's role in a healthy, sustainable diet, has been produced for nutritionists and dietitians by the Australian dairy industry.

See the report here (it's the first report on the page).


Are the dietary guidelines purpose-fit?

In a message targeting those reviewing the Australian Dietary Guidelines doctors and health professionals say the guidelines need an overhaul in light of an epidemic in type 2 diabetes.

See the report here



Getting people to eat good food

How do we get people to eat nutritious food? was one of the big sustainability questions we asked experts in nutrition, climate, investment and animal welfare at the Dairy Sustainability Consultative Forum.

Watch Big questions – issues, impacts and trends


See the event consultative forum report here

Did you know? New research shows children and adolescents who consume high levels of dairy products are less likely to be overweight/obese later in life. See the study’s findings here.

Dairy performs on people, planet, profit

Half of the top dairy companies worldwide have declared they will be climate-neutral in 2050, according to a new report on how leading dairies perform on people, planet and profit.

See the story here.

Buy the report, watch the event here.


Two sides to net zero: people, GHGs

Mapping out greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions impacts and opportunities, and remembering that people make change happen, is the key to achieving net-zero GHG emissions on-farm.

See the story here.



Calculating carbon, carbon credits

An updated version of a carbon calculator, together with new extension materials, will support climate adaptation and mitigation by Australian dairy farmers in the first half of 2022.

See the carbon calculator here.


Hi-tech cow collars a “game changer”

The use of technology in cow collars to detect illness and heat in a dairy herd earlier has improved animal welfare and breeding and boosted production and reduced costs.

See story here.


Don’t miss: A reflection on the achievements of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021

Lastly, in global dairy sustainability news the Dairy Sustainability Framework (DSF) 2020 annual progress report is out. Also, global dairy was active at the world’s largest climate conference, COP26.
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