The Sustainable Nutrition Initiative® is a mission-led programme run at the Riddet Institute, hosted by Massey University, New Zealand. The team of food scientists, nutrition scientists and mathematical modellers produce scientific articles and provide commentary on food system sustainability research to:
SNi® provides clear evidence for sustainable food systems to guide decisions.
SNi® designs tools to help universities/institutions understand food systems.
SNi® provides scenarios to better understand global production and trade.
What is the Sustainable Nutrition Initiative® ?
SNi® has also developed three separate modelling approaches to test various scenarios for globally sustainable future food systems.
The DELTA Model® is a global food system mass balance that uses information about current production of major food items to predict the nutrition available to the average global citizen both now and in the future.
The iOTA Model® is an optimisation model for sustainable diets: how can diets shift to be affordable, nutritious, and minimise their environmental impact, while still being acceptable to the consumer?
The NZ Model is a modelling tool for exploring future scenarios in the New Zealand food system. This interactive tool will allow food system decision makers to see the holistic impacts of proposed changes to our national and regional food systems, as well as testing their resilience to future disruption.
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