Poor diet remains one of the world’s leading causes of preventable non-communicable diseases, like cancer and heart disease.
As shown by NOURISHING – our policy framework to promote healthy eating – many countries have taken food policy actions to address obesity and non-communicable diseases.
However, overall progress is low compared to the scale of the global burden of non-communicable diseases and the challenges of unhealthy food environments and diets.
In this leaflet we highlight a small number of food policy actions, chosen because they:
We call on all countries to use these policies as a springboard for action. To achieve greater impact, we need more, well-designed policy actions and better policy evaluation.
You can download Food policy highlights from around the world as a pdf.
Find out how governments around the world are taking action in our NOURISHING database of nutrition policies.