Position Papers

22 May 2020

Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling – Delivering meaningful public health outcomes

The overarching objective of Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling (FOPNL) should be to deliver accurate, science-based and transparent nutrition information to enable consumers to make informed, balanced...

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22 May 2020

Nutrition Profiling Models: To support the role of foods in healthy dietary patterns

The overarching objective of any nutrient profiling model (NPM) informing a front-of-pack nutrition label (FOPNL) should be to support an accurate, science-based model that improves diet quality, deli...

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18 March 2020

Dairy’s role in healthy and sustainable diets

IDF has taken note of the FAO/WHO sustainable healthy diets guiding principlesi, based on the proposed definition that sustainable healthy diets are dietary patterns that promote all dimensions of ind...

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16 March 2020

Linking Food Processing to Health Outcomes: A Simplistic and Dangerous Approach

IDF is concerned by the efforts of some policymakers to provide dietary guidance by ranking foods by degree of processing, by using the NOVA system. Although such approaches are presented as contribut...

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27 November 2019

Holistic view of proteins: amino acids and post-translational modifications

Proteins are essential in every part of life. They are a source of essential amino acids, which are the essential building blocks for in vivo protein synthesis. However, considering proteins only as...

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