This snapshot presents strengths and weaknesses of national nutrition policy actions in Latvia. Compare Latvia with other European countries in our NOURISHING policy index.
Latvia implements policy actions in all 10 policy areas of the NOURISHING framework. Two policy areas received the highest assessment of good, which was in food standards in schools and other out-of-education locations (O) and increasing public awareness of healthy eating (I2).
Weaknesses and gaps were identified on financial incentives which increase the availability and affordability of healthy food to accompany the existing health-related tax (U), and limits or removal of specific nutrients in food products (I1) and public food procurement (H).
Greater attention should be given to all policy areas to improve their assessment but particular attention is needed for all areas of nutrition label standards and regulations (N1), food marketing and advertising to young people (R), creating a healthier retail and food service environment (S), providing nutrition advice in school healthcare settings (N2) and nutrition education and skills (G).
This country snapshot presents detailed results of the NOURISHING policy index for Latvia. Full index results are outlined in the NOURISHING policy brief (pdf), which compares Latvia with other European countries and explains the methods for producing this snapshot and the index.
The index assesses if national government policy actions exist across all areas of the NOURISHING framework and, if so, how well designed they are. We produced this assessment by benchmarking policies from Latvia, collected through a comprehensive scan. You can view all benchmarked policies in our NOURISHING database.
The policy landscape in any country evolves over time. These findings reflect our knowledge as of May 2023. To provide feedback or suggest updates, please get in touch.