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Nutition policies in Kenya

April 22nd, 2020

Choices international has recently issued the report “The translation of international recommendations on the double burden of malnutrition into practice in Kenya”. This research was conducted by our intern Tele Boit, currently pursuing a Master of Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University.

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Recurring criteria revisions can steer product composition

April 7th, 2020

A recent study, published in Food Chemistry, showed that in the Choices program in The Netherlands, criteria revisions had a clear impact on product improvement. The levels of trans fatty acids, sodium, added sugar, saturated fat and energy in many product groups showed a stepwise and significant reduction while levels of dietary fiber increased.

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New research report: The Double Burden of Malnutrition in Zambia and Indonesia

November 8th, 2019

Choices has finalized a new report titled “The double burden of malnutrition in Zambia and Indonesia: How are national nutrition policies influenced by international recommendations?” The research has been conducted by Inge de Bresser, our intern writing her master thesis for Global Health at Maastricht University. 

After elaborate data collection, comprising situation analyses, policy analyses, and interviews with stakeholders from the government, food companies, civil society organizations, and academic institutions in both countries, Inge concluded that both countries should develop double-duty nutrition policies. This means that strategies and interventions address both under- and overnutrition simultaneously.

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