Live Well For Life

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By eating more vegetables, fruit and carbohydrates, less meat and processed foods we will be healthier and help save the planet.
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In October 2011, WWF and Friends of Europe started a 3-year project - LiveWell for LIFE - co-financed through the European Commission’s environment fund LIFE+.  


The project aims at better understanding the linkages between unsustainable food consumption, GHG emissions, and climate change. It will develop potential win-win policy scenarios which demonstrate that what is good for the health of our planet is good for our health too.

LiveWell for LIFE will establish the viability of an EU-wide introduction of the LiveWell Plate developed by WWF-UK. This is a tool that defines what healthy and sustainable diets could look like for different European countries.

In a nutshell, by eating more vegetables, fruit and carbohydrates, less meat and processed foods we will not only be healthier but also reduce the impact of food production on the planet.

CONTACTS

  • Erik Gerritsen

    LiveWell Policy Officer

    WWF European Policy Office

    +32 2 743 88 14

LiveWell Twitter chat

Series of photos depicting our impacts and use of our planet's resources.  / ©: Given in the caption
Measures to achieve a sustainable food system: A chat with James Lomax, UNEP
 

Time: 11h00 to 12h15 CET

Topic: Measures to achieve a sustainable food system

Special guests:  James Lomax, Agri-food Programme Officer, UNEP

Moderator: Nick Hughes, Food Sustainability Adviser at WWF-UK

Follow @LiveWellFood and use#LWchats14 for your tweets. You can also follow the chat here!

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Live cooking demonstrations in the European Parliament

Great chefs prepare healthy, sustainable dishes before your eyes

From October until December 2014 LiveWell for LIFE and Euro-Toques, the EU chef's association, will be in the restaurants of the European Parliament for a series of cooking demonstrations on healthy and sustainable diets. The first event took place on 1st October, and the next will be on 18 November and 2nd December.

On 1 October, Chef Ramón Roteta prepared one of his own LiveWell recipes: the Bonito (or tuna) pot(Learn the recipe)

A daily LiveWell dish will be introduced at the ASP self-restaurant in the European Parliament until the end of this year.

More cooking demonstrations in the European Parliament:

Tuesday 18 November
Belgian chef  Michel Lognoul will prepare: "Stuffed ballotine of 
cuckoo from Malines"
(Learn the recipe)

Restaurant of the Joszsef Antall JAN building (12h00 to 14h00)

Tuesday 2 December
Members’ Restaurant of the Altiero Spinelli building

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A guide to a healthy, sustainable life

 
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A guide to a healthy, sustainable life
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