Planetary Health Diet
In 2019, the EAT Lancet Commission published its Planetary Health Diet (PHD) as the scientific basis for global dietary change.* The PHD provides guidance on the recommended daily dietary intakes of different food groups. According to the study, if everyone were to follow a predominantly plant-based diet, around 10 billion people could be fed with healthy foods in 2050 without overburdening the planet.
In 2016, the UK government published the Eatwell Guide which provides a similar representation of recommended intakes. Whilst this guide follows the UK government’s advice on eating a healthy, balanced diet, we have chosen to align ourselves with the PHD which allows for a healthy lifestyle for individuals and the planet.
*EAT Lancet Commission: Food, Planet, Health, 2021.