Improving Nutrition Through Enhanced Food Environments

Briefs
Sectors:
Nutrition, Agriculture, Policy
Organization:
Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (GloPAN)
Author:
Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (GloPAN)
Regions:
Global
Publication Dates:
May, 2017
Content Formats:
Text

This policy brief provides current evidence on what works to improve food environments and markets to support high-quality diets. The authors set forth recommendations for governments and the private sector to work together on several priority areas: (1) implementing economic measures to reduce the consumption of unhealthy foods through taxes; (2) marketing of high quality diets while restricting advertising of unhealthy foods; (3) reformulating, labelling, and processing foods in ways that increase their nutritional value and safety; (4) influencing food supply chains to pay more attention to nutritious crops such as fruits and vegetables, pulses, seeds, and nuts; (5) providing high-quality foods in schools and workplace schemes; and, (6) and collecting better data on the quality of food environments. 

DOWNLOAD:
31.88 MB pdf