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!
This report describes the ability of the Front-of-Pack nutrition Label (FoPL), namely the Nutri-Score, to discriminate the nutritional quality of pre-packed food products available in the markets of 7 different European countries and its consistency with global nutritional recommendations. It complements specific analysis previously published in scientific peer-reviews journals using the same methodology concerning the… Lire la suite Ability of the front-of-pack nutrition label Nutri-Score to discriminate nutritional quality of food products in 7 European countries (Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, UK, the Netherlands and Sweden) and consistency with nutritional recommendations
After a multi-year battle, the nutrition label Nutri-Score was officially adopted by public health authorities in France in October 2017, and more recently in several other European countries (Belgium and Spain). Displayed on the front-of-pack, this label aims to inform consumers, at a glance, about the overall nutritional quality of foods and encourage towards healthier… Lire la suite To be really effective, Nutri-Score must be displayed on all foods packaging ! In order to ensure all food companies display the label, consumers have the opportunity to pressure the European Commission to change the regulation and make it mandatory, by signing the petition for the PRO-NUTRISCORE European Citizen’s Initiative!