Tuesday, January 17, 2012

[EQ] Public-private engagement for diet and health: addressing the governance gap

Nutrition and Business - How to engage?

United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition UNSCN, 2011

Available online PDF [107p.] at: http://bit.ly/wVyqnN


Editorial Denise Costa Coitinho Delmuè

Public-private engagement for diet and health: addressing the governance gap. By Corinna Hawkes & Kent Buse


“…..Core activities of public-private healthy eating initiatives

1. Health promotion and communication campaigns (e.g., information leaflets and post-ers)

2. Diet and nutrition education in formal and informal learning venues (e.g., building cooking skills)

3. Communicating information on food products (e.g., nutrition labelling, and “healthy food” logos )

4. Controlling advertising and marketing of food products (e.g., through advertising codes on marketing)

5. Increasing or decreasing access to food products (e.g., fruits, vegetables, vending ma-chines)

6. Conducting or supporting research (e.g., on development of novel foods)

7. Developing or reformulating food products (e.g., reducing salt)

8. Developing recommendations, guidelines, advice and strategies for governments and industry (e.g., government forum that includes the food industry)

9. Encouraging private sector action in general, such as providing a forum for commit-ments (e.g., “Platforms”)

10. Funding for above activities connected to healthy eating….”


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