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Food policy highlights from around the world

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Poor diet remains one of the worlds leading causes of preventable non-communicable diseases, like cancer and heart disease.

As shown by NOURISHING – The World Cancer Research Fund International's policy framework to promote healthy eating – many countries have taken food policy actions to address obesity and non-communicable diseases.

However, overall progress is low compared to the scale of the global burden of non-communicable diseases and the challenges of unhealthy food environments and diets.

Highlighted in this leaflet are a small number of food policy actions, chosen because they:

  • have already been, or begun to be, implemented;
  • have a relatively robust design and potential for impact;
  • are supported by evidence indicating they can lead to healthier diets;
  • can be tailored for application in other countries.
The World Cancer Research Fund International calls on all countries to use these policies as a springboard for action. To achieve greater impact, we need more, well-designed policy actions and better policy evaluation.

Download the leaflet: click here

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