This snapshot presents strengths and weaknesses of national nutrition policy actions in Romania. Compare Romania with other European countries in our NOURISHING policy index.
Romania implements policy actions in 8 out of the 10 policy areas of the NOURISHING framework. The highest assessment achieved was a good assessment in public awareness on food and nutrition (I2), setting food standards in public institutions (O), and nutrition advice and counselling in healthcare settings (N2).
Strengthening policy design is needed for nutrition label standards (N1), which include only EU regulations. More needs to be done to improve the food and drink availability in schools, including limits on the provision of sugar-sweetened beverages and unhealthy food within the school vicinity (O). Important gaps and weaknesses were identified in the policy areas of food marketing and advertising to young people (R) and improving nutrition education and skills (G).
No action was taken with regards to creating a healthy retail and food service environment (S) and public food procurement (H). Government action needs to be taken on policies targeting food environment and systems, specifically financial incentives which increase the availability and affordability of healthy food or health-related food taxes (U), marketing restrictions to young people (R) and providing nutrition education and skills (G) to improve the assessments.
This country snapshot presents detailed results of the NOURISHING policy index for Romania. Full index results are outlined in the NOURISHING policy brief (pdf), which compares Romania 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 Romania, 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.