The more Kiwis who sit down to enjoy climate-friendly meals, the better the health outcomes not only for our environment but for our population. It is time that New Zealand’s dietary guidelines were updated to reflect the wide-reaching benefits of increasing plant-based meals.
The Ministry for Health has a responsibility to provide Kiwis with up-to-date nutritional guidelines that prioritise the foods that benefit the health of individuals and the climate.
“Fortunately, foods that are health-promoting tend also to be those that are climate friendly. Conversely, certain foods that carry known health risks are particularly climate-polluting. Red and processed meat intake, for instance, is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and certain cancers.”
Dr Alex Macmillan, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health, University of Otago
Write a polite email to the Minister of Health, David Clark to inform him you’d like to see healthy and climate-friendly changes be made to New Zealand’s dietary guidelines.
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