We’ve analysed policies on nutrition and obesity in 30 European countries to see how well the policies are designed
World Cancer Research Fund International has been analysing nutrition policies in 30 European countries as part of the CO-CREATE project – a EU-funded project involving young people to help reduce overweight and obesity among adolescents.
As part of this work, we have produced a snapshot of the policy landscape in each country, looking at what policies exist, and how well-designed they are.
The country snapshots supplement our new policy index, which examines the strengths and weaknesses of policy design and policy actions in the 30 European countries as a whole.
We call this the NOURISHING policy index because it is structured around the 10 policy areas of our NOURISHING framework and examines the policy design – ie, what a good policy looks like – in our NOURISHING database of nutrition policy.
Our research showed that 4 areas have mostly moderate policy design and action in all 30 countries:
Policy areas consistently rated as poor or fair are:
There is insufficient national government action in any of the European countries we looked at on:
> Download all 30 country snapshots as a bundle (zip)
Read more about each country and download snapshots:
Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | England | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Malta | Netherlands | Northern Ireland | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Scotland | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Wales