Yogurt and sustainable diet

Yogurt is part of sustainable diet

yogurt is part of a sustainable diet

“Yogurt is part of a sustainable diet”  is one of the 10 evidence-based conclusions made by the YINI board about the health effects of yogurt… learn more below

To be sustainable, foods must be environmentally friendly, high in nutrient value, affordable and culturally acceptable.

Yogurt meets the four criteria for a sustainable food

Sustainability is more than just having a low carbon footprint. The environmental costs of food production and consumption must be balanced against nutrient value affecting health, affordability and cultural and social acceptability.

Characteristics required for a sustainable food

Yogurt’s high nutrient density balances its environmental cost, while its affordability brings it into the reach of the general population:

  1. Yogurt is a nutrient-dense food
  2. Yogurt has a low environmental footprint
  3. Yogurt is a low-cost source of nutrients
  4. Yogurt is culturally acceptable
References: Drewnowski A. Measures and metrics of sustainable diets with a focus on milk, yogurt, and dairy products. Nutr Rev 2018;76:21–8.

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