the Conditions are there. The nordic kostråden is world-class, in the school served healthy food and antibiotic use in animal production is low.
It underlines the researchers in a first-nordic follow-up of the much talked about EAT-the Lancet report, which was published in January.
– The nordic countries have in many areas been a leader in the transformation of the food system, " says Amanda Wood at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm university.
along with nine other researchers at the request of the Nfa.
"But still there is much to do if we are to achieve all the health - and climate targets," she continues.
Despite the positive elements leads namely current diet to both public health problems and significant climate and environmental impacts.
and according to the researchers ' calculations help the nordic eating habits in the average to nearly three times as much greenhouse gas emissions compared with what is recommended by the EAT-Lancet commission.
– We have not analyzed the intermediaries in the food system, such as marketing and retail, " says Wood.
" But they are probably driving in a way that is not always to the advantage of the most healthy and sustainable option.
So how need to the diet in Sweden and in the Nordic countries is changing?
a daily intake of red meat a maximum of 28 grams per day – a quarter of the current consumption. As with our nordic neighbours we consume also still too much added sugar.
Wood think, however, that it is at least equally important to increase the amount of healthy options that cut down on the less good.
On the list of the major risk factors linked to the diets and premature mortality is a low intake of whole grains, nuts and vegetables in the top.
– This is a combination of measures. Our message is not that we should begin to regulate all the parts of the system. Regulations are a tool, to increase cooperation between different sectors is another, " says Wood.
need the swedes eat ten times as much as they do today, according to the researchers.
And despite the fact that as fruit juices also in Sweden increased to an average of 151 grams per day reaches it is not up to EAT-the Lancet-the report target at 300 grams on a daily basis.
" We eat a little more vegetables and some more fruits and berries but has far, far left to the case, confirming Mai-Lis Hellenius, livsstilsprofessor at the Karolinska institute.
of animal protein and fat, " she continues.
– However, it is important to keep in mind is to EAT-the Lancet-the report is written based on the environment in the first place. Really so a bit of meat as they recommend, you really need to not eat for health reasons.