Nutrition research benefits from broad and intensive participation by stakeholders. The articles in this special issue demonstrate that understanding participation is complex because it incorporates the dimensions of stakeholders, activity, time, and intensity. Early involvement in research can help prioritize the problems to be addressed, refine the specific research question, and determine acceptable community-based approaches to be used in an intervention. The included papers provide insight into how to define and measure participation, how to explore approaches to encourage participation of direct and indirect beneficiaries, and how participation at different time points and by different stakeholders can validate and support interventions and enhance effectiveness.
The authors of this paper conclude that training food service staff and other food service staff may be beneficial to improve meal quality in the Early Care and Education (ECE) programs but point out that positive changes did not last, perhaps indicating a need for longer and rigorous trainings.

Stanislaw Sieniutycz, Chapter 6 - Biodiversity maintenance in food webs, Editor(s): Stanislaw Sieniutycz, Complexity and Complex Ecological Systems, Elsevier, 2023, Pages 75-97, ISBN 9780443192371

This content aligns with Goal 15: Life on Land by introducing the subject of trophic relationships in coastal and estuarine ecosystems.

Nikolay Manchev Petrov, Mariya Ivanova Stoyanova, Rajarshi Kumar Gaur, Chapter 12 - Biodiversity and characterization of economically important viruses on potato cultivars, Editor(s): Rajarshi Kumar Gaur, Basavaprabhu L. Patil, Ramasamy Selvarajan, Plant RNA Viruses, Academic Press, 2023, Pages 245-270, ISBN 9780323953399

This content aligns with Goal 15: Life on Earth as it discusses the different viruses that can infect potatoes which are a problem for the quality and the quantity of global potato production which can exacerbate any food security issues.
According to the authors, based on the studies reviewed in the paper, the beneficial relationship between plant-based diets and environmental sustainability is in accordance with the conclusions of the Eat-Lancet Report. The studies demonstrate that high consumption of animal-based foods was associated with a greater impact on the environment, whereas high consumption of plant-based foods was associated with a low impact. Apart from water and energy use, environmental parameters of different plant-based dietary patterns were consistent, despite varied components of environmental impact assessed.
This Review supports SDGs 2 and 3 by synthesising the evidence on the mechanisms that connect extreme climate events to food insecurity, including events such as drought, change in rainfall patterns, and change in sea levels.
This article supports SDG 2, SDG 3 and SDG 13 by demonstrating the importance of enhancing farmers’ perceptions of of Climate-Smart Agriculture potential to promote environmental stewardship with motivations by demographic, socioeconomic and ecological factors.
The results in this paper imply that long-term policies on improving access to education, livestock ownership, and improved water may shape the food security status of rural households in Northern Kenya.
Examines whether and how online food delivery improves equity. Indicates that local residents' divergent needs of online and onsite services should be simultaneously accounted for to address the equity issues and improve the service accessibility of socially disadvantaged groups.
We observe the link between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We use automated methodologies to find insights and overlaps between AI and the SDGs. AI-Ethics frameworks need to give more attention to Society and Environment areas. Inclusive action is needed to balance the efforts for solving SDGs by using AI.SDGs 13, 14, and 15 (all related to the Environment area) are not sufficiently addressed.