A recent paper published in the scientific Journal « International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, and co-signed by 417european academic scientists and more than 30 european associations of experts from the fields of nutrition, public health, oncology, pediatrics, cardiology,… presents the scientific basis that enabled the construction of the Nutri-Score and the various studies that were conducted to validate the method of its calculation and its graphic format.
It highligts that an important characteristic of the Nutri-Score is the comprehensive, unbiased and impartial nature of the evidence on which it is based. Its construction relies on robust scientific observations, including data from more than 40 studies published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, which have validated its calculation method and its graphic format, and demonstrated its effectiveness and its superiority compared to other labels that have been implemented in other countries or supported by food-industry aligned lobbying groups.
Nutri-Score is the only proposed labelling scheme that adheres entirely to the concepts and processes that were published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe concerning the validation studies that are required to select and evaluate a front-of-pack nutrition label. The necessity for objective, impartial consideration of how best to use Nutri-Score and avoid misunderstandings is highlighted.
https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/10.1024/0300-9831/a000722 (free access)
Suplemental material (co-authors) https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/suppl/10.1024/0300-9831/a000722/suppl_file/0300-9831_a000722_esm1.pdf