Fostering healthier and more sustainable diets – learning from the Mediterranean and New Nordic experience


WHO/Europe has launched a new Health Evidence Network Synthesis Report exploring the implementation and effectiveness of policies based on the New Nordic and Mediterranean diets. Research has demonstrated the health-promoting properties of the Mediterranean and New Nordic diets, including protective effects against cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. However, guidance is lacking on how to effectively translate the health benefits of these diets into specific, measurable and achievable policies that improve dietary behaviours at the population level. The report summarizes the best available evidence to map what has been implemented in the European Region and will support policy-makers in making informed decisions.

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