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.

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Referencias

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.

Detalles de la implementación: 

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; the claim must be substantiated. 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. Scientific justification should be provided when proposing a "nutrient content claim" or "comparative claim", opposing a "nutrient content claim" or "comparative claim", state the proposed criteria for making these claims and provide scientific justification. Nutrition or health claims are not permitted if claims suggest that a food can prevent, alleviate, treat or cure a disease, disorder or other physiological function.

Tamaño de la población a cobrar: 
All population groups

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