Poland: nutrition policy snapshot

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

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Poland implements policy actions in 7 out of the 10 policy areas of the NOURISHING framework. Three policy areas recieved the highest assessment, moderate, which was in financial incentives to increase the availability and affordability of healthy food to accompany the existing health-related tax (U), limits or removal of specific nutrients in food products (I1), and increasing public awareness of healthy eating (I2).

Weaknesses and gaps were identified throughout policy areas, such as nutrition label standards and regulations which include EU policy only, (N1), need strengthening. Gaps were seen with a lack of regulations surrounding sugar-sweetened beverage provision in schools and food availability within the school vicinity (O) and providing nutrition education skills (G), where a fair assessment was achieved.

No policy action was taken to create a healthier retail and food service environment (S), public food procurement (H), and nutrition advice and counselling in healthcare settings (N2), therefore, these policy areas should be prioritised. Much more needs to be done in all areas of financial incentives to increase the availability and affordability of healthy food to accompany the existing health-related tax (U), and to strengthen regulations on food marketing and advertising to young people, such as in/around schools (R).

Download a full analysis and breakdown of Poland’s results (pdf, English)

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

Overview of nutrition policy status in Poland

Poland NOURISHING overview

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