The New Finnish Nutrition Recommendations
  • The new Finnish nutrition recommendations were given in January.  The Association of Clinical and Public Health Nutritionists in Finland has not been directly involved in renewing the recommendations, but a lot of members from the Association have been in the expert group.

    During the year 2014 our association will take active part in implementing the new recommendations.
    The new Finnish nutrition recommendations given by the National Nutrition Council target all Finns, and as a rule they follow the Nordic recommendations published in autumn 2013. The focus is a comprehensive health-promoting diet with quality & quantity, and as a source of nutrients through various kinds of foods and their link to human health.

    The recommendations are intended to steer the actions of healthcare, catering and food industry professionals, various authorities and public health organizations in promoting public health. The recommendations also give advice on how to select food items, designed to fit the Finnish eating habits and food culture. The new food triangle and food plate model support the choices.

    Finnish Nutrition Recommendation 2014 can be found at http://www.ravitsemusneuvottelukunta.fi/portal/en/nutrition+recommendations/ and the Nordic Nutrition recommendations - www.norden.org/nnr .


    Association of Clinical and Public Health Nutritionists in Finland