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Working group to eliminate trans fatty acids in Nigerian population

December 12th, 2018

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) set up a Technical Working Group, TWG, to eliminate or drastically reduce trans fatty acids in food supply chains in order to improve the cardiovascular health of Nigerians. The establishment of the TWG goes hand in hand with the call of the WHO at the 2018 World Health Assembly in Geneva, for countries to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids (TFAs) from the global food supply. Trans fatty acids are a major culprit in the causation of many of the heart-related deaths. For example sudden death syndrome, which had taken a serious toll on Nigerians.

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Dutch food sector prepares for new FOP label

December 10th, 2018

After the termination of the Dutch Choices label “Het Vinkje” last October, the Dutch junior minister of Health Paul Blokhuis recently announced in his Prevention Deal to start a stakeholder dialogue to come to a new voluntary front-of-pack logo to promote healthier food choices.

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Choices member of SUN Business Network

November 29th, 2018

This month, the Choices International Foundation will start collaborating as a member organisation with the Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network (SBN). Being a global organisation focused on healthier food choices, the Choices Foundation feels strongly connected to the vision and way of working of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement and in particular to the global SUN Business Network. Both organisations are passionate about improving nutrition and do so by supporting national initiatives. And both organisations are convinced that credible and successful ways of collaboration with front-runners in the food industry have to be developed to make progress.

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