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Can We Eat Our Way to a Healthy and Sustainable Food System?

Date: November 14th, 2019

This presentation explains how changes in current food systems are essential for achieving virtually all of the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Rocha discusses what a sustainable diet is, and how it can be a win/win for both health and the environment. Most importantly, she outlined which strategies are most likely to be successful in achieving a healthy and sustainable food system.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Cecilia Rocha, a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), is the lead author of the report “Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Addressing practices, political economy, and power relations to build healthier food systems” (2017).

Cecilia is a Professor in the School of Nutrition and a researcher at the Centre for Studies in Food Security, Ryerson University, Canada. She has participated in the development of the Toronto Food Strategy (2008-2010), and was a member of the Toronto Food Policy Council (2005-2011).

Cecilia was the director of the project “Building Capacity in Food Security in Brazil and Angola” (2004-2010), and co-director of the project “Scaling up small-scale food processing for therapeutic and complementary food for children in Vietnam” (2015-2018). Considered an expert on the innovative approach to food and nutrition security in the city of Belo Horizonte, Cecilia is the author of a number of scholarly papers and reports on food policy and programs in Brazil.


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