NOURISHING recognizes that policy actions are needed within three domains: food environment, food system and behavior change communication. The evidence shows that each domain is important in influencing how and what we eat.
As the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) approaches (19-21 November), World Cancer Research Fund International is pleased to let you know that they have updated the NOURISHING policy database with more policy actions from around the world.
Now they have included many of the exciting actions taking place in Latin America, including in nutrition labelling (“N”), offering healthy foods in schools (“O”), restricting food advertising (“R”) and improving the nutritional quality of the whole food supply (“I”).
World Cancer Research Fund International have also paid particular attention to public awareness campaigns (“I”), which are recommended to be part of a comprehensive approach in tackling unhealthy diets in the Framework for Action to be discussed at ICN2. World Cancer Research Fund International now have a total of 223 policy actions included in the database.
We hope you find this information useful to learn about some of the actions that can be taken to implement the primary commitment to be made at ICN2 – addressing malnutrition in all its forms, including overweight, obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases.