Assessment of the impact of the Belgian and French food industry on obesity and population nutrition

Last updated on 15-12-2022 by Iris Van Dam

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Major food industry players make commitments to improve food environments, but it remains unclear how well these commitments translate into practice. This study set out to quantitatively assess the nutrition-related commitments and practices, as well as the correlation between both, of major food companies in Belgium and France. The ‘Business Impact Assessment’ (BIA-Obesity) was applied to evaluate nutrition-related commitments and practices regarding product formulation, labelling, promotion and accessibility. Publicly available commitments were collected and companies given the opportunit…

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