Joint Action on Implementation of Validated Best Practices in Nutrition

The main focus of the Best-ReMaP Joint Action will be on adapting, replicating and implementing effective health interventions, based on proven practices in the areas of food reformulation, framing of food marketing and public procurement of healthy food in public settings, thus contributing to an increased offer of healthier options of processed foods (by reducing salt, sugar and fat from the processed foods) available in EU (super)markets.

The Joint Action will implement a European Standardised Monitoring system for the reformulation of processed foods for countries without existing systems. Work on the monitoring system for reformulation initiatives will be based not only on the European Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity (JANPA) result, but also on the EUREMO Study on EU Reformulation Monitoring, and experiences from countries that already have a monitoring system in place, such as the Netherlands. The Netherlands will contribute to comparisons between different approaches to monitoring, with the aim of improving efficiency and sustainability of monitoring efforts across the EU Member States. Planned starting date: April 2020.

RIVM role

RIVM is participating in a work package on Reformulation and processed food monitoring.

RIVM colleagues  involved: Ivon Milder, Marieke Hendriksen, 
See also WHO CC Nutrition, Reformulation, EUREMO

Funding

Best ReMaP is funded by the European Union's Health Programme under grant  agreement N0 951202