EURRECA—A framework for considering evidence in Public Health Nutrition Policy Development

Lada Timotijevic, Kerry A. Brown, Liisa Lähteenmäki, Liesbeth De Wit, Anne-mette Sonne, Jiří Ruprich, Irena Řehůřková, Marta Jeruszka-bielak, Ewa Sicinska, Noé Brito García, Antonella Guzzon, Birger B. Jensen, Richard Shepherd, Julie Barnett, Monique M. Raats

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A key step toward developing appropriate evidence-based public health nutrition policies is determining exactly how that evidence should be collected and assessed. Despite this the extent to which different evidence bases influence policy selection is rarely explored. This article presents an epistemological framework which offers a range of considerations affecting this process generally and with particular implications for both micronutrient requirements and the role of behavior in the policy-making process. Qualitative case study data covering 6 European countries/regions (Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, Nordic countries, Poland, and Spain), and three micronutrients (folate, iodine, and vitamin D), have been presented to illustrate the relevance of the Framework
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1124-1134
Number of pages11
JournalCritical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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