Sustainable Diet and Happiness

Andrew Berardy

Arizona State University

Dr. Andrew Berardy is a sustainability scientist with a focus on sustainable food systems. His research evaluates all stages of the life cycle of food and assesses potential alternatives or improvements that reduce vulnerability and improve environmental performance. He is a postdoctoral scholar with the Food Systems Transformation Initiative where he focuses on consumer behavior.


Diet and happiness are linked in physical, cognitive, and emotional ways. Food is an undeniable necessity for life, and therefore a precursor to the pursuit of happiness. The experience of procuring, preparing, and consuming... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Andrew Berardy (Arizona State University)
  2. Christopher Wharton (Arizona State University)
  3. Scott Cloutier (Arizona State University)
  4. Katrin Mehler (Leuphana)

Topic Areas

• Human behavior and rebound , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Sustainable consumption and production


ThS-5 » Lightning Session 1: Science for Sustainable and Resilient Communities (08:30 - Thursday, 29th June, Room H)

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