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The ever-continuing battle between public health and economic interests in nutrition: the case of Nutri-Score

To help consumers making healthier choices at the place of purchase and contribute to the improvement of the diet and to the prevention of nutrition-related chronic diseases, interpretive front-of-pack nutrition labelling have been progressively implemented worldwide1. In Europe, a graded summary and color-coded system, the Nutri-Score was developed and scientifically validated (>45 scientific publications) as… Lire la suite The ever-continuing battle between public health and economic interests in nutrition: the case of Nutri-Score

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42 French learned societies and associations of experts in health fields mobilize against the pressures to denature Nutri-Score and block its deployment in Europe

SFSP AND AFEF PRESS RELEASE:https://sfsp.fr/suivre-l-actualite/les-actualites-generales-de-la-sante-publique/les-dernieres-actualites/20-espace-presse/53534-communique-de-presse-42-societes-savantes-et-associations-de-sante-ecrivent-au-gouvernement-pour-soutenir-le-developpement-du-nutri-score While a violent attack against Nutri-Score is conducted in France, for several weeks, by the major producers of cheese and processed meat, the AFEF (Société Française d'Hépatologie) and the Société Française de Santé Publique (SFSP) initiated a support letter to defend this essential public health tool. The letter was addressed… Lire la suite 42 French learned societies and associations of experts in health fields mobilize against the pressures to denature Nutri-Score and block its deployment in Europe

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Why Nutri-Score is computed on the basis of 100g of food and not per serving (as requested by manufacturers) ?

Many industrial and agricultural sectors hostile to the Nutri-Score front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition label (only because it highlights the reality of the nutritional composition of the foods they produce), criticize - among others - the fact that its calculation is based on the composition per 100g of food and not “per serving”. The argument they usually… Lire la suite Why Nutri-Score is computed on the basis of 100g of food and not per serving (as requested by manufacturers) ?

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Nutri-Score and other health dimensions of foods (ultra-processing, and presence of pesticide residues): how to better inform consumers ?

For the past years, research has shown that foods incorporate several dimensions that are likely to have an impact on health: 1) their nutritional composition, including the presence of favourable nutrients (e.g., fibre, protein, minerals, vitamins, etc.) or nutrients that should be limited (e.g., sugar, saturated fats, salt, etc.), and their energy density, 2) their… Lire la suite Nutri-Score and other health dimensions of foods (ultra-processing, and presence of pesticide residues): how to better inform consumers ?

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Autopsy of a fake news on Twitter or how the designers of Nutri-Score are falsely accused of supporting a cheese tax instead of a tax on sugar sweetened beverages? Who’s behind it and why?

It all started on November 3, 2021, the date of the publication of an original article by Dutch scientists in the international peer-reviewed journal « Public Health Nutrition » (PHN), presenting the results of a study (a randomized controlled trial) testing the effects of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax and a nutrient profiling tax based on Nutri-Score on… Lire la suite Autopsy of a fake news on Twitter or how the designers of Nutri-Score are falsely accused of supporting a cheese tax instead of a tax on sugar sweetened beverages? Who’s behind it and why?