Tag: January 2017

17 Feb 2017

Cost-effectiveness of a government policy to reduce sodium intake

A recent study by Webb et al (2017) published in The BMJ modelled the effects and costs of a government policy that combines targeted industry agreements and public education to reduce sodium intake in 183 countries. Intervention costs for each country were assessed using the WHO-CHOICE (CHOosing Interventions that are Cost-Effective) database, while country-specific effects […]

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17 Feb 2017

ASTHO Issue Brief on Food Service Industry Partnerships

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) published an issue brief which highlights insights for state health agencies around working with food service management companies (FSMCs), developing food service guidelines and improving industry partnerships. The ideas generated through interview of FSMCs, a survey of state chronic disease directors, and virtual roundtable discussions. Six […]

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17 Feb 2017

WHO Nutrient Profile Model for the Western Pacific Region

The World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO) recently published a tool to protect children from marketing of unhealthy foods and non-alcoholic beverages. The Regional Nutrient Profile Model aims to aid countries in identifying foods that are commonly marketed to children–through media including television, radio, newspapers, billboards and banners–that should be prohibited. The model […]

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17 Feb 2017

World Salt Awareness Week 2017

This year World Salt Awareness Week will be held from the 20th to 26th of March, with the theme ‘Salt: The Forgotten Killer.’ The World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) will be calling on the food and drink industry to start or continue their reformulation efforts to meet national salt reduction targets; governments to [...]
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