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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
ISSN: 1606-0997
EISSN: 1606-0997
Vol. 22, No. 2, 2004, pp. 191-202
Bioline Code: hn04024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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The Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2004, pp. 191-202

 en On Food and Nutrition Policy Activities in the USA, Australia, and Norway
Mannan, Mohammad Abdul


Formulation and implementation of a national food and nutrition policy is important for ensuring good health and quality of life. This study examined the formulation and implementation of food and nutrition policies in the USA, Australia, and Norway. Library searches, MEDLINE and POPLINE searches, and personal communications were used for collecting information and data on nutrition activities and policy formulation and implementation in each country. These countries were selected because policy activities have been ongoing since the 1930s with a clear improvement in the nutritional status of the people. Multisectoral participation, conflicts of interest, strategies to alter diet, and attempts to deal with new problems have been highlighted and compared. Findings of the study may be useful to policy-makers in less-developed countries during future policy-making processes.

Nutrition policy; Food policy; Nutritional status; United States; Australia; Norway

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