Public consultation: Sustainability aspects of Nordic Nutrition Recommendations

31.01.23 | News
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The sustainability edition of the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations will be launched in June 2023. Throughout the working process for the final report, transparency and collaboration have been key, with public consultations for each chapter. The NNR Committee now welcomes all relevant input on the three remaining draft background papers on the sustainability aspects that are being developed within the project.

The upcoming Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR2022) will deliver the most up-to-date and comprehensive  guidance for healthy and sustainable eating available. This sixth edition will, for the first time, also integrate sustainability into the food-based dietary guidelines. 

Before final publication, more than 60 background papers as well as the final NNR report will have been open for public consultation, each for an eight-week period. This improved methodology has attracted the interest of several major health authorities around the world. 

Papers on sustainability

The three remaining draft background papers on sustainability aspects that are being developed within the NNR project are now available for public consultation until 24 March. The NNR Committee is interested in all relevant input and insights, which will be considered by the committee and the authors of the paper. 

The present papers are three background papers in a series of five that will assist the NNR2022 Committee when developing the NNR report. Two of these papers have already been announced for public consultation. When developing sustainable food-based dietary guidelines, several major reports covering the environmental and other dimensions of sustainability will be considered, in addition to the background papers developed in the NNR2022 project. 

About the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations

The Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR) constitute the scientific basis for national nutrition recommendations and food-based dietary guidelines in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Cross-border co-operation between the five Nordic nations has resulted in five previous editions of the NNR. 

The first edition of the NNR was published in 1980, and has been the subject of considerable international interest. The current version, published in 2012, has been downloaded more than 300,000 times by decision-makers, researchers, and students all over the world. The new sustainability edition of the NNR will be published in June 2023. 

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