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In this article, Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND, takes us through the trifecta of environmental, economic and social factors that play a role in sustainable nutrition and shares some eye-opening statistics and facts around the “how” and “why” certain farming practices exist; and how new technological advances in farming equipment and farming practices are having positive impacts on their environmental footprint.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 12.4.2, 12.4.3, 7.1.2
- Discuss social factors that may influence the food and nutrition recommendations and decisions RDNs and NDTRs make in a variety of work settings.
- Identify the economic impact of food and nutrition recommendations as well as various food production methods.
- Describe recent advances in how farmers and ranchers in the United States are decreasing the environmental impact of various production methods.