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Pan American Health Organization Nutrient Profile Model

The purpose of nutrient pro­filing is to provide a tool to classify food and drink products that are in excess of free sugars, salt, total fat, saturated fat and trans-fatty acids. The Expert Consultation Group described in this report was commissioned to develop a Nutrient Pro­le Model for the Pan American Health Organization to be used as a tool in the design and implementation of various regulatory strategies related to the prevention and control of obesity/overweight, including the following: restriction of marketing to kids; regulation of school food environments; use of front-of-package warning labels; definition of taxation policies to limit consumption of unhealthy food; assessment of agricultural policies; and identification of foods to be provided by social programs to vulnerable groups.

This document was updated in February 2017.

Resource Information

Date

February 1, 2017

Author

Pan American Health Organization

Type

Report

Setting

Community-at-large

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Food, Nutrition & Menu Labelling, Nutrients

Language

English

Jurisdiction

National, International

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