Slovenia: nutrition policy snapshot

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

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Slovenia implements policy actions in 9 out of the 10 policy areas of the NOURISHING framework. One policy area received a good assessment, nutrient labelling (N1). Three policy areas received a moderate assessment: limits or removal of specific nutrients in food products (I1), standards on food in schools and other specific locations (O), and increasing public awareness of healthy eating (I2).

The lack of limits on the provision of sugar-sweetened beverages in schools and weak rules on unhealthy food availability in the immediate vicinity of schools affected otherwise well-designed standards for school food and food in out-of-education locations (O). Gaps and weaknesses were identified in nutrition advice and counselling in healthcare settings (N2) and increasing nutrition education and skills (G), which received a fair assessment.

Priority actions should be taken to use financial incentives to increase the availability and affordability of healthy food (U), and to improve the retail and food service environments (S). Further action should be taken to implement more policy actions within the 2 policy areas that receive a poor assessment: improve food marketing and advertising to young people (R) and use supply chain actions such as procurement standards to ensure between food systems and health (H).

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

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

Overview of nutrition policy status in Slovenia

Slovenia NOURISHING overview

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