10. What can be done to shift eating patterns in healthier, more sustainable directions?

This chapter focuses on how diets might be shifted in more sustainable and healthy directions. It begins with a brief recap from Chapter 9 of the characteristics of a sustainable and healthy eating pattern. It then examines the influences on people’s food consumption practices, before considering the interventions that may give rise to changes. Finally it discusses the possible unintended consequences of making dietary changes, and the further research that is needed to inform our understanding of how a shift towards more sustainable healthy eating patterns might be achieved.