Report of a WHO/IASO Technical Meeting on Nutrient Profiling
World Health Organization
A technical meeting on nutrient profiling was jointly organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) in London, United Kingdom (UK), from 4 to 6 October 2010. The meeting was convened as part of WHO's efforts and response to the global epidemic of obesity and diet‐related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Nutrient profiling is a scientific method for assessing the nutritional quality of food and beverage items. It can be used by national authorities to promote public health dietary goals.
The objectives of the technical meeting were to:
• share experience of the use of nutrient profiling;
• examine the guiding principles and methodological framework for developing nutrient profiling that have been revised and updated as a result of the peer‐review;
• consider the strategies and processes needed to field test the guiding principles and methodological framework in countries, including the identification of possible countries and planned time frame for the country field testing process.
This report highlights some of the key discussions and outputs from the meeting.
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