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Reimann: Nutrition strategy follows good approaches, but remains too vague

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Reimann: Nutrition strategy follows good approaches, but remains too vague

17.01.2024 – 13:13

AOK Federal Association

Berlin (ots)

The chairwoman of the AOK Federal Association, Dr. Carola Reimann, as follows:

“Sugar and meat consumption in Germany significantly exceeds the recommended amounts, while at the same time we consume too few whole grain products, vegetables and fruit on average. This disparity is harmful for the climate and for people’s health. Widespread malnutrition poses a threat to social security systems major and, above all, avoidable challenges. It is therefore good that the federal government is setting out to improve the framework conditions for a healthy diet with its nutrition strategy.

The AOK welcomes the strategy’s central objective of making sustainable and healthy nutrition easier for all people – regardless of origin, education and income. Individual eating behavior is strongly influenced by environmental factors such as the food available, recipes, food labeling or advertising. The key to success is changing food environments that make healthy and sustainable choices the easier choice. This is exactly where the nutritional strategy comes in, which is undoubtedly the right path.

However, when it comes to specific measures, the strategy remains vague in many areas. It is questionable whether the nutritional transition can be achieved with the activities described. In some cases, the strategy paper falls short of the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on Nutrition and the Scientific Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry of Food – for example, in the Citizens’ Assembly’s demand for subsidies for vegetables, fruit and legumes and the further development of labeling rules. The federal government should take up these recommendations and further develop the nutrition strategy on this basis.”

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