One important means of addressing obesity and undernutrition is to provide consumers with accurate, comprehensive and readily understandable information about the nutritional composition and potential health benefits of what they eat. This can promote better nutrition by helping consumers choose appropriate products to manage their weight and help to prevent or address diet-related chronic disease, as well as raise awareness of products that will address micronutrient deficiencies.
This Category assesses companies’ approaches to product labeling and use of health and nutrition claims, particularly with respect to the consistency of their application across product portfolios and in different markets and their accordance with international standards. This assessment is divided into two Criteria:
F1 Product labeling
F2 Health and nutrition claims
To perform well in this Category, companies should (in addition to observing national standards where they exist):