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Reply to Miller et al, Letter to the Editor, SNEB

      The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) leadership welcomes this opportunity to respond to the letter to the editor (LTE) regarding our position paper on the importance of including environmental sustainability in dietary guidance published in the January 2019 issue of JNEB.

      Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. Section 14.9 Position Paper Development, Review and Approval Process. In: SNEB Policies and Procedures Manual. Indianapolis, IN: Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior; 2010.

      The SNEB expects position papers to shape food and nutrition education, research, practice, and policy. Therefore, the Society worked closely with its Journal Committee and the JNEB Editor-in-Chief to create a rigorous process for developing position papers that are balanced, evidence-based, timely, relevant, and of interest to our membership and to the broader field of nutrition.
      • Rose D
      • Heller MC
      • Roberto CA
      Position of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior: the importance of including environmental sustainability in dietary guidance.
      Position papers provide a comprehensive discussion of SNEB's policy with respect to ≥1 topics to provide an in-depth understanding of the issues and the reason behind the position(s) set forth by the Society. We fully concur with the response provided by Drs Rose, Heller, and Roberto and wish to expand on a few points.
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      Linked Article

      • The Importance of a Holistic Approach to Sustainability in Dietary Guidance
        Journal of Nutrition Education and BehaviorVol. 52Issue 2
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          We appreciate many of the points made in the 2019 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) position paper on “The Importance of Including Environmental Sustainability in Dietary Guidance.”1 As scientists focused on human health, environmental health, and livestock sustainability, we would like to add some balance and perspective to the conversation on the role of animal-based food in sustainable food systems and healthy dietary patterns. We are aligned with the SNEB position that improving human and environmental health requires enhanced emphasis on food system sustainability, changes to dietary guidance and dietary choices, and reductions in excess energy intake and food waste.
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