The Sustainable Nutrition Initiative®

The Sustainable Nutrition Initiative® provides clear evidence for the sustainable food system.

The SNi® team

The SNi® team has expertise in human nutrition, food technology, agriculture, data science and mathematical modelling.

SNi® Expertise

Our expertise is used to design tools to help understand food systems, from global production and trade down to sustainable diets for individuals.

The SNi® team

The SNi® team can help academics, the food industry, policy-makers and government departments to better understand food systems and human nutrition.

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Experience

Our team is made up of a network of people we call upon extensively, drawing on international experience in the field.

Expertise

Our team of food scientists, nutrition scientists and mathematical modellers provide expert knowledge for stakeholders and the public.

Evidence

Explore, read and share our scientific articles and our research on food system sustainability, uploaded weekly.

Explore, read and share our scientific articles

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:

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Policy

SNi® provides clear evidence for sustainable food systems to guide decisions.

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Academia

SNi® designs tools to help universities/institutions understand food systems.

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Industry

SNi® provides scenarios to better understand global production and trade.

What is the Sustainable Nutrition Initiative® ?

What are DELTA, iOTA 
& NZ Models?

SNi® has also developed three separate modelling approaches to test various scenarios for globally sustainable future food systems.

The DELTA Model®

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.

Click to access The DELTA Model®

The iOTA Model (in development)

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 (in development)

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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