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Balancing Plates Around the World: Countries Making Healthy Eating a Priority




Here's a list of some countries that have implemented programs to promote a balanced plate and healthy eating habits for their citizens, along with a brief description of their programs:


Brazil - "Food Guide for the Brazilian Population" was launched in 2014 to emphasize the importance of consuming a variety of foods from all food groups for good health.


Japan - "Shokuiku" program was launched in 2005 to promote healthy eating habits and provide education on food and nutrition for children and adults.


Australia - "Healthy Eating Pyramid" was launched in 2015 to provide guidelines on how to create a balanced plate and promote the consumption of plant-based foods.


United States - "MyPlate" was launched in 2011 to provide an easy-to-follow visual guide on how to create a balanced plate, replacing the previous food pyramid.


Canada - "Canada's Food Guide" was launched in 2019 to emphasize the importance of consuming a variety of foods from all food groups and promote plant-based foods.


United Kingdom - "Eatwell Guide" was launched in 2016 to provide guidance on how to create a balanced plate and promote the consumption of plant-based foods.


France - "PNNS (National Nutrition Health Program)" was launched in 2001 to promote healthy eating habits and reduce the prevalence of diet-related diseases.


Sweden - "National Food Administration" promotes healthy eating habits and provides guidelines for a balanced plate.


Norway - "Helsedirektoratet (Norwegian Directorate of Health)" provides guidelines for healthy eating habits and promotes a balanced plate.


Finland - "Finnish Nutrition Recommendations" were updated in 2014 to provide guidelines for healthy eating habits and promote a balanced plate.


Denmark - "The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration" provides guidelines for healthy eating habits and promotes a balanced plate.


Spain - "Spanish Society of Community Nutrition" promotes healthy eating habits and provides guidelines for a balanced plate.


Italy - "Italian Society of Human Nutrition" promotes healthy eating habits and provides guidelines for a balanced plate.


Netherlands - "Voedingscentrum (Dutch Nutrition Centre)" provides guidelines for healthy eating habits and promotes a balanced plate.


Germany - "German Nutrition Society" provides guidelines for healthy eating habits and promotes a balanced plate.


India - "Eat Right" program was launched in 2018 to promote healthy eating habits and safe food handling practices. It includes initiatives such as food fortification, food safety audits, and the creation of a "Healthy Eating Plate" to encourage balanced and nutritious meals.


Each of these countries has its own unique program or initiative to promote a balanced plate and healthy eating habits, but they all share the common goal of encouraging their citizens to make healthier food choices and reduce the prevalence of diet-related diseases.

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