Mindful eating and sustainability have overlapping values in that both foster awareness and encouragement of humane treatment of all beings, ensuring the protection of animals, farmers, workers, consumers, and communities.
Mindful eating encourages individuals to be aware of our complex food system. It invites participation in ethical consumerism and sustainable seafood farming and agriculture. Someone who eats mindfully becomes aware of the interconnection of earth, living beings, and cultural practices and the impact of their food choices on those systems.
The Center for Mindful Eating supports a sustainable food system because we believe it is a way of producing food while maintaining a healthy ecosystem that has a minimal negative impact on the environment. The Center for Mindful Eating supports local production and distribution infrastructures helping to make nutritious food available, accessible and affordable to all.
This position statement is in alignment with the mission, vision and values of The Center for Mindful Eating. It might not reflect all of our members' views/opinions. It is the hope of The Center for Mindful Eating that this position statement will provide opportunities for meaningful reflection and conversations along the path to a healthy and joyful relationship with food and eating to the benefit of all beings.
We welcome the comments and suggestions of our mindful eating community. Current members of The Center for Mindful Eating are invited, and encouraged, to share their responses to these position statements.