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.
February 1, 2017
Pan American Health Organization
Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)