The paper also present the results of a randomly selected sample from a “typical” Scottish pre-“Hungry for Success” campaign (H4S) school menu compared to a menu that meets the nutritional H4S standards.

The method accounts for direct and indirect environmental impacts, combining existing National Footprint Accounts with input-output analysis. Based on data from the UK National Food Survey, the final Footprints were modeled using the REAP software tool.

The results show that by eating a diet that follows nutrition recommendations, the Ecological Footprint can be reduced significantly. Further reductions could be achieved by choosing plant-based over animal based foods, and local over imported food.

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