Action - GNPR 2016-2017: Promotion of healthy diet and prevention of obesity and diet-related NCDs (q13) - Nutrition and health claims

Programme: GNPR 2016-2017: Promotion of healthy diet and prevention of obesity and diet-related NCDs (q13)

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

References

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.

Implementation details : 

All food products are eligible to bear a nutrition or health claim. Criteria for determining eligibility to bear nutrition or health claims: must meet specific nutrition criteria; are from a pre-defined list of foods and beverages. Follows the upper level conditions specified in the Codex guidelines for making claims that product is "low" in or "free" from energy, total fat, saturated fatty acids, cholesterol, sugars and sodium. Follows the lower level conditions specified in the Codex guidelines for making claims that product is a "source" of or "high" in protein, vitamins and minerals and dietary fibre. Nutrition or health claims are not permitted for alcoholic beverages, additives, spices, vinegars, coffee, tea, infusions that do not provide nutritional value.

Target population size : 
All population groups

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