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Student Internship or Masters Thesis Opportunity - Nutrition Criteria Development

September 19th, 2018

Background

The International Scientific Committee of the Choices International Foundation is working on the third revision of its international nutrition criteria. These product group specific criteria serve as the basis for the Choices Programme, which uses a positive front-of-pack logo to stimulate product reformulation and guide consumers toward healthier choices. The criteria also serve as a global bench mark for healthy products. An important part of the criteria revision process is to prepare a scientific publication to describe its methodology. The ISC seeks a trainee or intern who can work together with the Choices secretariat, to perform work for the president of the International Scientific Committee, prof. Lauren Lissner from the University of Göteborg, Sweden.

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NCDs and Malnutrition

September 14th, 2018

Gradually the nutrition & health agenda of most countries in the world are dominated by non-communicable diseases. In preparation of the UN Summit on NCDs at 27 September in New York, the UN calculated that half of the avoidable deaths caused by NCDs take place in middle-income countries. This shows the importance to accelerate the NCD prevention actions in these countries. In the last 5 years Choices has gradually shifted its focus from western countries to East-Asia and Africa.

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Choices’ Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals

September 14th, 2018

Consumers all around the world do what they can to find healthier food options for themselves and their families. Choices wants to help them in making the healthy choice the easy choice. By indicating healthier food products, by pushing industry to improve their products and by contributing to national consumer education. Healthier, more nutritious food is necessary to prevent both non-communicable diseases and malnutrition.

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