AUSTRIAN NUTRITION ACTION PLAN (NAP.e)

January 16, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Psychology, Social Psychology
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AUSTRIAN NUTRITION ACTION PLAN (NAP.e)

Unit II/B/14

HISTORY NAP.e  Since 2002 several political initiatives by the european health ministers to improve the nutritional situation in Europe  Many countries had implemented national nutrition strategies Austria followed 2010  Many good projects, but:     

no networking no coordinated planning and controlling no evaluation of the effectiveness no overview of „best-practice“ examples no evidence-based effect- and action-catalog Unit II/B/14

NUTRITION FACTS 1. Balanced diet = keystone for health and wellbeing 2. Nutritional status among the population in Austria is still inadequate (Data from the Austrian Nutrition Report 2012)  Increase of overweight and obesity among school-children and adults  Increase of underweight among elderly people (17%)  Inadequate nutrition behaviour among all age groups  ↓ Carbohydrates, fiber, vegetables, fruits, dairy products  ↑ Meat & meat products, sweeties, snacks Unit II/B/14

WHY NAP.e? !Measures to improve nutrition can not be ordered top down!  Federal organisations within health-, education- and caresystems –

ACCORDED STRATEGIES!

 Nutrition = intersectoral issue – relevance in different policy fields –

CONSULTATION, PARTICIPATION, TRANSPARENCY

HEALTH IN ALL POLICIES...

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Austria Health Targets (Goal 7 Nutrition) National Nutrition Commission (NEK) Unit II/B/14

MAIN GOALS OF NAP.e Till 2020: Visible improvement in the prevalence of diet-related diseases and/or corresponding determinants and at least establishing a hold of the rising figures for overweight and obesity.

Nutrition Goals: Adequate energy intake; Optimization of fat quality & fluid intake Intake of TFA & SFA, salt & sugar Intake of fruits & vegetables, complex carbohydrates & fiber

MAKE THE HEALTHIER CHOICE THE EASIER ONE ! Unit II/B/14

NAP.e INITIATIVES I Preventive actions on situational level  Legal provisions  Austrian trans fatty acids regulation  Voluntary agreements  Austrian salt initiative (cooperation with the bakery industry)  Widespread nutrition strategies  Austrian Prevention Strategy  EU-co-financed activities  School fruit program Unit II/B/14

NAP.e INITIATIVES II Preventive actions on behavioural level  Food based dietary guidelines  Austrian food pyramid for children, adults & pregnant women

 Media campaigns  Leaflets and brochures  Special projects  “Healthy eating from the start”

 Consumer information websites  Food Check (Coop with a Consumer Organization)  Nutrition Page of the Federal Ministry of Health Unit II/B/14

WHAT`s THE CLUE? Mix of measures, which are implemented in a culture and gender specific and setting oriented way and embedded in broad cooperations

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NATIONAL NUTRITION COMMISSION (NEK)  Interdisciplinary advisory body for the minister of health  Platform for networking for stakeholders in the nutrition sector  Broad composition (29 institutions)

for example...  other ministries  universities & nutrition specific institutions  professional associations  social partners

 3 workings groups & 3 task forces Unit II/B/14

NAP.e-Logo as quality- and identification label for all initiatives of the NAP.e

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