Norway: nutrition policy snapshot

This snapshot presents strengths and weaknesses of national nutrition policy actions in Norway. Compare Norway with other European countries in our NOURISHING policy index.

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Norway implements policy actions in all 10 areas of the NOURISHING framework. Three policy areas received a good assessment, specifically limits or removal of specific nutrients in food products (I1), public awareness on food and nutrition (I2), and nutrition advice and counselling in healthcare settings (N2). This was followed by a moderate assessment for nutrition label standards and regulations (N1), standards on food in schools and other specific settings (O), and food advertising to young people (R).

Weaknesses and gaps were identified in food and drink availability within the immediate vicinity of schools and other out-of-education settings, which impacted otherwise well-designed standards for food offered in schools (O). Specific gaps were identified in marketing to young people through point-of-sale and product packaging (R) and planning restrictions regarding food service outlets around schools (S).

Although action was taken in all areas of NOURISHING, greater attention should be given to improve all policy areas, in particular those receiving a poor, fair or moderate assessment. Efforts should be taken to improve supply chains actions to ensure coherence between food systems and health, such as through food procurement (H), and to creating a healthy retail and food service environment (S).

Download a full analysis and breakdown of Norway’s results

This country snapshot presents detailed results of the NOURISHING policy index for Norway. Full index results are outlined in the NOURISHING policy brief, which compares Norway 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 Norway, collected through a comprehensive scan. You can view all benchmarked policies in our NOURISHING database.

Overview of nutrition policy status in Norway

Norway NOURISHING overview

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