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Creating healthy food environments through global benchmarking of government nutrition policies and food industry practices

Vandevijvere, Stefanie and Swinburn, Boyd 2014, Creating healthy food environments through global benchmarking of government nutrition policies and food industry practices, Archives of public health, vol. 72, no. 7, pp. 1-3, doi: 10.1186/2049-3258-72-7.

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Title Creating healthy food environments through global benchmarking of government nutrition policies and food industry practices
Alternative title Commentary : Creating healthy food environments through global benchmarking of government nutrition policies and food industry practices
Author(s) Vandevijvere, Stefanie
Swinburn, Boyd
Journal name Archives of public health
Volume number 72
Issue number 7
Start page 1
End page 3
Total pages 3
Publisher Institut Scientifique de Sante Publique
Place of publication Brussels, Belgium
Publication date 2014
ISSN 2049-3258
Keyword(s) healthy foods
healthy food policies
international benchmarks
obesity
diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
Summary Unhealthy processed food products are increasingly dominating over healthy foods, making food and nutrition environments unhealthier. Development and implementation of strong government healthy food policies is currently being circumvented in many countries by powerful food industry lobbying. In order to increase accountability of both governments and the private sector for their actions, and improve the healthiness of food environments, INFORMAS (the International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable diseases (NCDs) Research, Monitoring and Action Support) has recently been founded to systematically and comprehensively monitor food environments and policies in countries of varying size and income. This will enable INFORMAS to rank both governments and private sector companies globally according to their actions on food environments. Identification of those countries which have the healthiest food and nutrition policies and using them as international benchmarks against which national progress towards best practice can be assessed, should support reductions in global obesity and diet-related NCDs.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/2049-3258-72-7
Field of Research 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
Socio Economic Objective 920205 Health Education and Promotion
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Institut Scientifique de Sante Publique
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