Vegetarian meal pumpkin
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While following a vegetarian diet can be a great first step to eating a more environmentally sustainable diet, there are many other ways to improve your nutrition and reduce your impact on the environment, there are many other important steps to take...

These include, trying to eat minimally processed foods, reduce plastic food packaging, eat locally and seasonally grown foods, and reduce your food waste. These are all ways to reduce the environmental footprint of your dietary behaviours. For example, if you're avoiding all meat but getting to the end of the week and throwing loads of wilted vegetables away, then reducing your food waste might be an area to work on (see tips here). Or perhaps you feel your diet already has a relatively low environmental impact but is not nutritionally adequate (see information about meeting nutrient needs), then including more foods from each of the food groups might be the area you need to focus on.


If you've decided to reduce your meat intake but are not replacing this meat with plant-based sources of protein and iron, then this may be the most important next step (learn more here). Regardless of what area you choose to improve next we know that every little step towards a more environmentally sustainable diet will make an impact on your health and the planet, so choose an area to work on and take the next step (or slight shuffle forward!).


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