These programmes and actions were reported by countries for the 2nd WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017 module on actions related to healthy diets, overweight and diet-related NCDs. More actions and programmes reported can be accessed through the country page.
The information has been retrieved from the FAO Food-based dietary guidelines website at http://www.fao.org/nutrition/education/food-dietary-guidelines/home/en/
These FBDGs were also reported to the WHO (2018) Global Nutrition Policy Review. Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/policies/global_nut_policyrevi...
The Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016–2017 is the report of the second comprehensive analysis of nutrition-related policy environment, coordination mechanisms, available capacities and actions being taken in 176 Member States (91%) and one area which responded to the survey carried out between July 2016 and December 2017.
The USDA Food Patterns (Dietary Guidelines, Appendices 3-5) were developed to help individuals carry out the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines. They identify daily amounts of foods, in nutrient-dense forms, to eat from five major food groups and their subgroups. The patterns also include an allowance for oils and describe the limited number of calories available for other uses, such as added sugars, saturated fats, and alcohol.
The US Department of Agriculture’s food icon, MyPlate, serves as a reminder to help individuals make healthier food choices. The MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy groups. MyPlate is intended to prompt individuals to think about building a healthy plate at meal times.
Publishing institution: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
PDF available at the FAO website at
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