EAT-Lancet Commission

The EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet and Health is a group of 20 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet. The scientists are specialized in the fields of nutrition, health, agriculture, food policy and sustainability. The Commission will perform a comprehensive scientific review of knowledge about what constitutes a healthy diet, what is a sustainable food system and how we can provide a healthy and sustainable diet to a growing population. 

EAT-Lancet Commission brings together world-leading researchers in nutrition, health, sustainability and policy, and are delivering universal science-based targets, defining healthy diets and sustainable food systems and answering the crucial question: How do we give all humans a healthy diet without depleting the planet’s resources?

In 2018, the Commission’s researchers will publish their first full scientific review of what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system, and which actions can support and speed up food system transformation, and will present its results in The Lancet, the world leading general medical journal.


The Commission’s five working groups are investigating:

  1. What is a healthy diet?
  2. What is a sustainable food system?
  3. What are the trends shaping diets today?
  4. Can we achieve healthy diets from sustainable food systems?
  5. What are the solutions and policies we can apply?


Read more about the EAT-Lancet Commission’s new Food, Planet, Health