Action - GNPR 2016-2017: Promotion of healthy diet and prevention of obesity and diet-related NCDs (q15) - Reformulation of foods and/or beverages to reduce sugar content - All population groups

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: Promotion of healthy diet and prevention of obesity and diet-related NCDs (q15)

Programme description

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.

Programme type



WHO (2018) Global Nutrition Policy Review. Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition

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.

Target group: 
All population groups
Implementation details : 

"Another key commitment set out in Childhood obesity: a plan for action was the introduction of a soft drinks industry levy, which is being developed by HM Treasury. The levy, which is aimed at the producers and importers of added sugar soft drinks, is designed to encourage producers to reformulate their overall product ranges by reducing added sugar content, helping customers choose low/no added sugar products and by reducing portion size. It is therefore linked to PHE’s sugar reduction programme.""Industry is encouraged to focus its reformulation efforts on its biggest selling products above the sales weighted average sugar level and calorie or portion size guidelines as these make the biggest contribution to the average amount of sugar sold and therefore consumed. Making changes to these products will be key to the success of the sugar reduction programme."

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