Work package 5 “Nutritional information monitoring and food reformulation prompting” performs four key tasks
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Compare and benchmark, within and between the nine countries participating in the work package, the nutritional information provided on labels of purchased foods (specially food products for children) according to the EU legislation (EC 1169/2011) and available for the families, like food contents, portion size, food labelling.
Food information uses for nutrition policy
Compare and benchmark within and between countries how the information provided on labels is used for the nutritional policy.
Food information uses by families
Inventory of use and understanding of the food information by families in order to propose recommendations on how to reduce health inequalities through policy development and action in the area of food information.
Nutritional composition and monitoring network. Pilot studies
Sub task 5.4.1
Based on the French approach “Oqali”, the nutrition section of the French Observatory of Food Quality, the pilot study is implemented in Austria and Romania with the objectives of:
Sub task 5.4.2
Present nutritional composition comparisons especially on fat, saturated fats, salt and sugar content, in order to encourage products reformulation to reach the “best” reformulation product, as identified in the inter-countries comparisons and cartographies.
Sub task 5.4.3
Constitute a network among EU Member States of monitoring systems of nutritional information, with the objective of capacity building in this area, among relevant stakeholders.
Note: Tasks 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 inventory the results of large EU projects and networks.