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Environmental impacts of menus

Environmental impacts of menus

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The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) has produced an updated version of the traditional Food Pyramid based on the Mediterranean Diet in order to assess the simultaneous impact that food has on human health and the environment. The Double Pyramid model demonstrates how the foods recommended to be consumed most frequently are also those e...

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... Meanwhile, 21 students, all female, described their diets as vegetarianism and vegan. Existing food production and consumption patterns are among the main causes of environmental degradation (Ruini et al., 2016). Sustainable nutrition is a concept that includes changes in dietary preferences to reduce excessive consumption and facilitate the transition to nutritious diets with lower environmental impacts, as well as reducing losses and waste in food systems. ...
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The world is faced with many significant environmental challenges, such as climate change, on a global scale. Sustainable nutrition has an important role in solving these problems. In this study, we aimed to determine the sustainable nutrition knowledge and attitudes of university students. The study was completed with 889 students. It was found that 71.2% of male students think that foods have no effect on the environment. All students had a mean sustainable nutrition knowledge score of 16.0 ± 5.3. As income increased, sustainable nutrition practices scores decreased (p<0.05). Sustainable nutrition knowledge scores of overweight and obese individuals were found to be lower than those of participants with normal BMIs (p<0.05). Red meat is eaten 1-2 days a week by 73.7% of the students. Also, 85.7% of students do not separate their wastes. This study is the first to provide data on the knowledge and attitudes of Turkish university students on food sustainability from a national and holistic perspective. The results show that there is a significant lack of knowledge regarding the characteristics of sustainable nutrition. It is extremely important to help people understand how food affects the environment. In this context, various research and training approaches are needed.
... Several scholars investigated the use of interactive visualizations, including both data visualization and infographics, to provoke reflections on sustainable behaviors and behavior change. For example, in [46], the authors present the use of an infographic (the Double Pyramid of the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition) to promote healthier and more sustainable food consumption. After an evaluation phase, results show that nutritional messages do have a significant influence on users involved in the test [46]. ...
... For example, in [46], the authors present the use of an infographic (the Double Pyramid of the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition) to promote healthier and more sustainable food consumption. After an evaluation phase, results show that nutritional messages do have a significant influence on users involved in the test [46]. ...
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action addressed not only to governments but also to businesses and civil society. In this scenario, Universities play a key role in achieving the SDGs and, also, in creating awareness about these global issues. As an example, the University of Bologna is carrying out several initiatives related to sustainability matters. Considering, in particular, the environmental dimension, the University undertook different strategies to reduce the waste of paper, embracing the dematerialization and paperless movements. To make these initiatives visible to the University community and to increase awareness about these issues, we designed a system that intends to provide data related to the implications of such initiatives in terms of paper waste avoided and benefits for the environment, to be exploited using different devices. In particular, this study focuses on the design and the evaluation of two infographics, conceived by two different groups of experts and researchers: one “animated” and one “aesthetic”. The evaluation intends to present the differences in terms of perceived design and informative dimensions, with the final aim to present insights on the design of infographics able to foster awareness, targeting specific communities.
... The first iteration of the infographic was primarily informational; however, it also drew attention to existing environmental injustices in underserved neighborhoods and the ways in which residents can protect themselves and their families. The infographic also drew attention to the environmental health resources available to residents And, unlike other research utilizing infographics, 10,[38][39][40] this study incorporated feedback from community members to redesign and improve the infographic's health messages and overall communication. ...
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Background: Infographics are an effective way of communicating complex information due to their reliance on concise language and clear, uncluttered visuals. Research indicates that traffic-related ultrafine particles (UFPs) in air pollutions adversely affect human health, including respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we work with community-based adult literacy programs to develop an infographic about UFPs in air pollution with the goal of community-driven problem solving related to traffic-related UFPs within affected neighborhoods. Objective: In this paper, we discuss the development and evaluation of an infographic about the dangers of UFPs from traffic pollution, and actions that readers in affected communities can take to protect their health. We used the infographic format to conceptualize UFP pollution and its health effects visually for community members many of whom are new immigrants and do not speak English as their first language. Methods: We conducted 1 focus group and 4 interviews over Zoom, and collected 74 anonymous surveys among Boston Chinatown and Somerville, MA residents. Community partner organizations assisted us in recruiting participants by sending a recruitment flyer to their email contacts and identifying specific people who were interested in participating. Key Results: Data from the surveys, focus group, and interviews yielded 8 themes that guided the revision of the infographic. The majority of the participants responded positively to the infographic: 95.9% (n = 71) of respondents reported that the purpose of the infographic was clear, that the infographic contained a clear message, and that the infographic uses images to explain important points. Conclusions: Our experience developing and evaluating an infographic about near highway pollution in environmental justice communities suggests that infographics can be a viable communication tool in this context. Further research with infographics of a similar nature but in diverse communities is needed to strengthen our conclusion.
... Sonuçlar ise insan faaliyetlerinin sera gazı emisyonlarını karbondioksit eş değerleri miktarıyla değerlendirildiği karbon ayak izi, spesifik besinlerin üretilmesi için tüketilen toplam tatlı su miktarını ifade eden su ayak izi ve çevresel kaynakların kullanıldığı çeşitli yolları göz önüne alarak antropojenik etkiyi (insanların etkisi) ölçen bir gösterge olan ekolojik ayak izi olmak üzere üç gösterge ile ifade edilmiştir. Çift piramit modelinde ise çevresel piramit oluşturulurken, referans olarak birçok çevresel faktörü aynı anda dikkate aldığı için ekolojik ayak izi kullanılmıştır ( Barilla Center, 2017;Ruini, 2016). ...
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... Sonuçlar ise insan faaliyetlerinin sera gazı emisyonlarını karbondioksit eş değerleri miktarıyla değerlendirildiği karbon ayak izi, spesifik besinlerin üretilmesi için tüketilen toplam tatlı su miktarını ifade eden su ayak izi ve çevresel kaynakların kullanıldığı çeşitli yolları göz önüne alarak antropojenik etkiyi (insanların etkisi) ölçen bir gösterge olan ekolojik ayak izi olmak üzere üç gösterge ile ifade edilmiştir. Çift piramit modelinde ise çevresel piramit oluşturulurken, referans olarak birçok çevresel faktörü aynı anda dikkate aldığı için ekolojik ayak izi kullanılmıştır ( Barilla Center, 2017;Ruini, 2016). ...
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... The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report stated that, given the current scientific evidence, there is a high degree of confidence in the potential of reducing animal-based product consumption to achieve significant mitigation of climate change [10]. The double food and environmental pyramid by the Barilla Center showcases at a glance this link between nutritional and environmental aspects of food [11]. ...
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Meat-based diets are the norm in Western societies. This is a problem because meat production is a major contributor to global warming and environmental degradation. Despite the urgency to reduce meat consumption, quantitative studies have shown that there is only a small minority of consumers aware of the meat environmental impact, willing to halt or reduce meat intake for ecological reasons, or who have already stopped or reduced meat consumption because of environmental concerns. We conducted a qualitative synthesis reviewing studies that looked at attitudes towards changing meat consumption. Our focus was on the behavioral change process: Awareness, willingness, and change, aiming to enhance the current understanding of people's attitudes towards reducing meat consumption due to environmental concerns. The studies reviewed show that consumer awareness is hindered by beliefs about food, meat, and personal behavior. Nutrition, health, and taste were found to be both enablers and barriers with regard to willingness. Vegetarians and vegans perceive the environment as simply another reason, among others, to maintain a meatless diet. Based on these results, we offer recommendations for future dietary public health interventions, and for future research endeavors on this topic. This review employed a meta-aggregative approach and partially followed the Joanna Briggs Institute methodology for systematic reviews of qualitative evidence.
... Different sustainability-related contexts have been taken into consideration. For example, in [35], the authors present the use of an infographic (the Double Pyramid of the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition) to promote healthier and more sustainable food consumption. After an evaluation phase, results show that nutritional messages do have a significant influence on users involved in the test [35]. ...
... For example, in [35], the authors present the use of an infographic (the Double Pyramid of the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition) to promote healthier and more sustainable food consumption. After an evaluation phase, results show that nutritional messages do have a significant influence on users involved in the test [35]. ...
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In this paper, we present a case study inspired by sustainable initiatives carried out by the University of Bologna, such as decreasing the amount of paper used in favor of the digital form, and planting new trees in two Campus green areas to make sustainability tangible to communities. In this scenario, we envisioned the possibility to investigate how to increase awareness of sustainability issues in a specific community who is not directly involved in the decision process, with the final aim to convey sustainable behaviour. To accomplish this objective, we designed and developed an intervention mixing digital and reality experiences exploiting i) web-based technologies to create an interactive infographic, ii) mobile-based technologies to provide augmented reality (AR) features), iii) a sensors infrastructure to gather data about environmental conditions, and iv) an in-situ public installation to visualize the data collected by the sensors.
... Adequate nutrition intake is an important aspect of leading a healthy life [2]. The importance of health is important to some people when choosing which food to consume [3]. Misguided diet or inappropriate food selection can be factors in developing various diseases such as high blood pressure (hypertension). ...
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Many people are motivated to eat healthily but find it difficult to override established and less healthy habits. Habits, by their nature, are unconscious and cued by the environment, thus making them powerful determinants of behavior. This study examined how hedonic hunger and health interest are related to habit and whether sodium consumption is mediated by hedonic hunger, health interest, and habit. A total of 117 students of Universitas Brawijaya took part in the study. Data analysis were done using Partial Least Square (PLS) and a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (SQ-FFQ). PLS was used to analyze the influence of the relationship between independent and dependent variables. SQ-FFQ was used to determine sodium intake in grams/day. The average sodium intake in this study was 2.47 grams/day. This analysis shows that hedonic hunger and health interest had a significant impact on health habits but not on sodium intake.
... For instance, in six articles the focus was on the design process of programs, frameworks, or a lesson plan (Hadiyanti, 2016;Kossieris, Panayiotakis, et al., 2014;Leger and Pruneau, 2012;Nowak, Hale, Lindholm, and Strausser, (Chandra, 2014;Davis, 2008;Oto, Cobanoglu, and Geray, 2012;Stanszus et al., 2017;Wahba, 2012). The remaining articles include a policy framework analysis, problem evaluations, the description of the implementation of a theoretical framework, and cultural and historical analysis (González-Gaudiano, 1990;Painter, Thondh-lana, and Kua, 2016;Pankina, Khrustalyova, Egarmin, and Shekhova, 2016;Ruini et al., 2016;Vieira and Echeverria, 2007). ...
... As for the articles on non-formal education, these addressed different societal segments, including the local community in household waste management and natural resource conservation (Hadiyanti, 2016;Indrianti, 2016;Patterson, Lindén, Edward, Wilhelmsson, and Löfgren, 2009); the public and private sectors in environmental bioethics and food consumption (Oto et al., 2012;Ribas et al., 2017;Ruini et al., 2016); health professionals dealing with alcohol consumption issues and healthcare waste management (Brumby et al., 2011;Kumar, Somrongthong, and Shaikh, 2015); household water end-users (Kossieris, Kozanis, et al., 2014;Kossieris, Panayiotakis, et al., 2014); consumers and retailers (Nagata, Azuma, Oda, Fujiwara, and Hanya, 2014); the general public on solid and municipal solid waste management (Kamaruddin, Pawson, and Kingham, 2013;Polanec et al., 2013); and, studies directed to youth from middle school age (Hadjichambis, Paraskeva-Hadjichambi, Ioannou, Georgiou, and Manoli, 2015), to university age (Yang, Chien, and Liu, 2012). ...
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Education for sustainable consumption (ESC) has a role in the provision of knowl- edge, values, and skills to enable individuals and social groups to become actors of change towards more sustainable lifestyles. Also, it must consider the interests, needs, and perspective of critical stakeholders, empower them and enable their full participation in public debates about sustainability. Though unsustainable con- sumption is substantially shaped by gender-based inequalities, ESC itself tends to be gender-neutral. This study provides a systematic literature review of research on ESC, with a focus on waste education, and an assessment of the inclusion of gender perspectives in those publications. A structured tool Proknown-C was applied and 46 articles were retrieved and analyzed – 28 generally related to ESC and 18 to waste education in particular. The articles were published intermittently between 1990 and 2017, with case studies on 32 countries. From the aggregate number of articles, 22 addressed gender in some form, however, in its majority, it was limited to superfi- cial mentions and to the presentation of the study subjects in a sex-disaggregated manner, with fewer exploring gender and its relationships with ESC and waste edu- cation. This study offers a contribution to the scholarly and practical debate on ESC and waste education programs, and the inclusion of gender perspectives, as well as, kindle in-depth research on the subjects. It also aims to provide points for better understanding the role of gender perspectives in promoting sustainable consump- tion practices and lifestyles.
... They discussed about on how to apply infographics in teaching, for instance in Advanced Learning Technologies, Technology Management, Curricula and Teaching Method, Design Education, Applied Psychology, Applied Psychology, General Knowledge. In education field, for example [8][9][10][11][12][13] conducted the studies on the effect of infographics in different field such as Agricultural Science, Health Education, Algorithms, Geographical Information Science, Education, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). They want to measure the effectiveness of using infographics in the classroom by designing infographics. ...