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Publication | 2022

Nutrition Quick Tips Series - Creating and Maintaining Consumer Demand for Healthy Diets

Healthy diets are diets that are of adequate quantity and quality to achieve optimal growth and development of all individuals and support functioning and physical, mental and social wellbeing at all life stages and physiological needs. Healthy diets are safe, diverse, balanced, and based on nutritious foods.

To create and maintain consumer demand for healthy diets, the strategy foresees to:

  • Supporting nutrition education and communication strategies that empower and educate consumers to make healthier dietary choices

  • Supporting healthier food environments that ensure access to safe and nutritious food

  • Supporting capacity development and training for practitioners in health and nutrition education at all levels (individual, institutional and environmental)

  • Supporting national standards for healthy diets

  • Supporting use of diet quality indicators