As public health nutritionists working in academia in the field of chronic disease prevention, we are interested in advice, scientific comments and criticisms about our research work or about public health actions that may result from it. This is the basis of the scientific and public health debate and we are delighted to participate in… Lire la suite Nutri-Score: Yes to constructive scientific debate, No to unfounded and demagogic attacks !
Nutritional risk factors, and especially unhealthy diet, are considered as some of the main drivers of non-communicable diseases in Europe, including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and some types of cancers. In order to tackle the growing burden of these chronic diseases, government-led strategies have been developed worldwide to improve the diet and the nutritional status… Lire la suite Front-of-pack nutritional label Nutri-Score and food-based dietary guidelines: complementarity and synergic objectives
Six years ago, it was like an unequal contest, David against Goliath! When in January 2014, an official report to the French Minister of Health proposed the idea of a summary, graded 5-colors front-of-pack label to inform consumers about the nutritional quality of foods, it was immediately a general outcry from powerful economic operators. Yet… Lire la suite Nutri-Score: Yes, the synergy of consumer pressure and scientific data can bend manufacturers… even large multinationals!
During interviews given to various media outlets and interventions on social networks, Mr Matteo Salvini accuses the front-of-pack nutrition label Nutri-Score of being the support of an operation secretly led by the European Union against the Mediterranean diet and products «made in Italy» (https://twitter.com/matteosalvinimi/status/1202197787347173376?s=20). To support his “conspiracy” theory, Mr Salvini relies on inaccurate declarations… Lire la suite No to the political instrumentalization of the Nutri-Score in Italy by Mr Matteo Salvini(1). No to the denial of science and public health!