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Title: Food-based dietary guidelines in the WHO European Region
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: An unhealthy diet combined with physical inactivity increase the risk for non-communicable diseases (NCD) enormously. There is a clear need for political commitment to nutrition policies which will help prevent NCD through provision of enough healthy, affordable food, especially fresh fruit and vegetables. Part of this political action should include the translation of nutrient population goals into food-based dietary guidelines at the national level. It is fundamental that the Ministry of Health endorses food-based dietary guidelines that are consistent and easily understood. The aim of this survey was to assess the existence of national, government-endorsed food-based dietary guidelines in Member States of the WHO European Region. The findings of this survey illustrate important discrepancies between sub-regions and from country to country in national food-based dietary guidelines. Further effort will be required in the development of dietary guidelines as well as in the implementation of national nutrition policies
Description: EUR/03/5045414
38 p.
Subject: Diet
Nutrition Policy
Nutrition Surveys
National Health Programs
Context: standards
metadata.dc.subject.other: Nutrition and Food Safety
Gov't Doc #: EUR/03/5045414
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