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Capacci, Sara, Mazzocchi, Mario, Brambila-Macias, Jose, Shankar, Bhavani, Traill, Bruce, Perez-Cueto, Armando, Verbeke, Wim, Niedźwiedzka, Barbara, Koziol-Kozakowska, Agnieszka, Kijowska, Viola, Piorecka, Beata, D'Addesa, Dina, Saba, Anna, Turrini, Aida, Aschemann-Witzel, Jessica, Bech-Larsen, Tino, Strand, Mathias, Smillie, Laura and Wills, Josephine (2012) 'Policies to promote healthy eating in Europe: a structured review of policies and their effectiveness.' Nutrition Reviews, 70 (3). pp. 188-200.

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Abstract

This review provides a classification of public policies to promote healthier eating as well as a structured mapping of existing measures in Europe. Complete coverage of alternative policy types was ensured by complementing the review with a selection of major interventions from outside Europe. Under the auspices of the Seventh Framework Programme's Eatwell Project, funded by the European Commission, researchers from five countries reviewed a representative selection of policy actions based on scientific papers, policy documents, grey literature, government websites, other policy reviews, and interviews with policy-makers. This work resulted in a list of 129 policy interventions, 121 of which were in Europe. For each type of policy, a critical review of its effectiveness was conducted, based on the evidence currently available. The results of this review indicate a need exists for a more systematic and accurate evaluation of government-level interventions as well as for a stronger focus on actual behavioral change rather than changes in attitude or intentions alone. The currently available evidence is very heterogeneous across policy types and is often incomplete.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)
ISSN: 17534887
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.2011.00442.x
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2011 10:24
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/12619

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