WHO Session on Nutrient Profiling

IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition 2013

Date: Thursday, 19 September 2013
Time: 8:00 - 10:00
Venue: Falla Auditorium, Granada Congress Centre, Granada, Spain

Chaired by:

Dr Chizuru Nishida, Coordinator, Nutrition Policy and Scientific Advice Unit, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, WHO/HQ
Dr João Breda, Programme Manager, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, WHO/EURO

The aim of the session is to discuss how nutrient profiling can be used, is used and should be used to develop (or adapt) a model for 4 applications which we considered when developing the guiding principle manual. They are:

  • marketing food and non-alcoholic beverages to children
  • developing front of pack labelling
  • regulating health and nutrition claims
  • determining school food procurement.

The issues regarding the development of a common nutrient profile model for multiple countries (i.e. regional model) and also possible use of a single model for multiple applications within a global context are also discussed.