SINU: SocietĂ  Italiana di Nutrizione Umana

La Società Italiana di Nutrizione Umana (SINU) è una Società scientifica senza scopo di lucro
che riunisce gli studiosi e gli esperti di tutti gli ambiti legati al mondo della nutrizione. La SINU aderisce alla FeSIN

domenica 7 gennaio 2018

Nuovo documento del WHO dal titolo “Incentives and disincentives for reducing sugar in manufactured foods”

The amount of free sugars consumed in Europe exceeds levels recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). A significant proportion of free sugars in the diet comes from manufactured foods, such as baked goods, breakfast cereals and sugary drinks. Excess sugar intake increases the risk of weight gain and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and is one of the major challenges in Europe in relation to the promotion of healthy diets. Yet the high free sugars content of certain manufactured products and the significant variation in composition, within product categories and between countries, indicate that there is significant scope to reduce the amount of sugar added to manufactured foods.
In this context, this policy brief presents the results of a novel food supply chain analysis that identifies insights for governments to consider when designing sugar reduction strategies. It explores the incentives and disincentives to using sugar in manufactured foods throughout the “sugar supply chain” – the actors and activities that take sugar from farm to fork.

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Progetto editoriale a cura di SICS Editore