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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Abbreviations and Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Sustainable Diets: Food for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18578.
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Abbreviations and Acronyms

CAFO concentrated animal feeding operation
CAP Common Agricultural Policy
CARET single-nutrient beta-carotene retinol efficacy trial
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CDC U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
COP Conference of Parties
CPI Consumer Price Index
 
DOT U.S. Department of Transportation
 
EBT Electronic Benefit Transfer
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ERS Economic Research Service
EU European Union
 
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
 
GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office
GHG greenhouse gas
 
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIP Healthy Incentives Pilot
 
IOM Institute of Medicine
 
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Abbreviations and Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Sustainable Diets: Food for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18578.
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LCA life-cycle assessment (or analysis)
 
NET National Eating Trends (database)
NGO nongovernmental organization
NLEA Nutrition Labeling and Education Act
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRC National Research Council
 
SCP sustainable consumption and production
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNAP-Ed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education
 
UK United Kingdom
UN United Nations
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
 
WHO World Health Organization
WIC

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Abbreviations and Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Sustainable Diets: Food for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18578.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Abbreviations and Acronyms." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Sustainable Diets: Food for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18578.
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One of the many benefits of the U.S. food system is a safe, nutritious, and consistent food supply. However, the same system also places significant strain on land, water, air, and other natural resources. A better understanding of the food-environment synergies and trade-offs associated with the U.S. food system would help to reduce this strain. Many experts would like to use that knowledge to develop dietary recommendations on the basis of environmental as well as nutritional considerations. But identifying and quantifying those synergies and trade-offs, let alone acting on them, is a challenge in and of itself. The difficulty stems in part from the reality that experts in the fields of nutrition, agricultural science, and natural resource use often do not regularly collaborate with each other, with the exception of some international efforts.

Sustainable Diets is the summary of a workshop convened by The Institute of Medicine's Food Forum and Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine in May 2013 to engender dialogue between experts in nutrition and experts in agriculture and natural resource sustainability and to explore current and emerging knowledge on the food and nutrition policy implications of the increasing environmental constraints on the food system. Experts explored the relationship between human health and the environment, including the identification and quantification of the synergies and trade-offs of their impact. This report explores the role of the food price environment and how environmental sustainability can be incorporated into dietary guidance and considers research priorities, policy implications, and drivers of consumer behaviors that will enable sustainable food choices.

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