This snapshot presents strengths and weaknesses of national nutrition policy actions in Lithuania. Compare Lithuania with other European countries in our NOURISHING policy index.
Lithuania implements nutrition and diet-related policy actions in 8 out of the 10 policy areas of the NOURISHING framework. One policy area received a good assessment in setting limits or the removal of specific nutrients in food products (I1). This was followed by policies on nutrition label standards and regulations (N1) and on food standards in specific settings (O), which received a moderate assessment.
Lack of measures on sugar-sweetened beverage provision in schools and of regulations on unhealthy food availability within school vicinity impact otherwise well-designed standards on school food and food in out-of-education locations (O). Weaknesses and gaps were identified in public awareness policies on health and nutrition (I2), in nutrition advice and counselling in healthcare settings (N2), and in nutrition labelling (N1).
No action was taken at national level to improve retail environments (S) and giving nutrition education and skills (G). Much more needs to be done on marketing unhealthy foods to young people, including in or around schools (R), and to use financial incentives to increase affordability and accessibility of healthier food, for example by implementing health-related food taxes.
This country snapshot presents detailed results of the NOURISHING policy index for Lithuania. Full index results are outlined in the NOURISHING policy brief (pdf), which compares Lithuania 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 Lithuania, 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.