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Incentivi a livello locale e regionale per promuovere un'alimentazione sana e sostenibile

Opinion Number: CDR 435/2018
Group: EPP (European People's Party)
Commission: NAT
Status: Adopted
Date: 04/07/2018
Public governance tools to promote healthy eating habits, including taxes, subsidies and legislation, but also spatial planning and infrastructure, labelling and reformulation.
European Commission to propose a mandatory, single European colour labelling system, with colours applied on the basis of 100 g units on the front of food packaging throughout the EU, providing consumers with clear information on sugar, salt and fat content, encouraging healthier eating patterns.
Specific standards to be introduced for products bearing nutritional and health claims on their labels regarding their sugar, salt and fat content.
Local authorities to use food public procurement to prioritise healthy, local, seasonal and sustainable foodstuffs in order to promote healthy diets and the development of the local economy.



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