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REVIEWING NATIONAL POLICIES,
INVESTMENTS AND
REGULATIONS TO ENABLE
HEALTHY DIETS:
THE SOUTH KOREA STORY
Cho-il Kim
Korea H...
Ministries & Acts involved in enabling healthy diets
Ministry of Health & Welfare,
Ministry of Food & Drug Safety,
Ministr...
Findings and responses to the National Health
and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES)
 Problems in nutrient intake of ...
Findings and responses to the National Health
and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES)
 Issue of obesity increase among...
Findings and responses to the National Health
and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES)
 Problem of high sodium intake o...
Other policies and initiatives to encourage
healthy eating
 National Health Promotion Act
 National Health Promotion Fun...
Take-away Message
Data Says All!!!
Policies and programs developed based on solid
& reliable data, implemented multisector...
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Reviewing national policies, investments and regulations to enable healthy diets: the South Korea story, by Cho-Il Kim, Invited Research Fellow - Korea

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The International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition was jointly held by FAO and WHO in December 2016 to explore policies and programme options for shaping the food systems in ways that deliver foods for a healthy diet, focusing on concrete country experiences and challenges. This Symposium waas the first large-scale contribution under the UN Decade of Action for Nutrition 2016-2025. This presentation was part of Parallel session 3.1: Designing, implementing and monitoring evidence-based policies effectively with multiple actors"

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Reviewing national policies, investments and regulations to enable healthy diets: the South Korea story, by Cho-Il Kim, Invited Research Fellow - Korea

  1. 1. REVIEWING NATIONAL POLICIES, INVESTMENTS AND REGULATIONS TO ENABLE HEALTHY DIETS: THE SOUTH KOREA STORY Cho-il Kim Korea Health Industry Development Institute
  2. 2. Ministries & Acts involved in enabling healthy diets Ministry of Health & Welfare, Ministry of Food & Drug Safety, Ministry of Agriculture Food & Rural Affairs, and Ministry of Education National Health Promotion Act Special Act on Safety Control of Children’s Dietary Life Food Education Act School Meals Act National Nutrition Management
  3. 3. Findings and responses to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES)  Problems in nutrient intake of young children from low SES  a special supplemental nutrition program ‘Nutri Plus’ developed
  4. 4. Findings and responses to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES)  Issue of obesity increase among children  ‘Comprehensive Plan for Safety Control of Children’s Diet’ introduced  the ‘Special Act on Safety Control of Children’s Dietary Life’ enforced
  5. 5. Findings and responses to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES)  Problem of high sodium intake of Korean population  actions to increase awareness on salt intake w/research & movement
  6. 6. Other policies and initiatives to encourage healthy eating  National Health Promotion Act  National Health Promotion Fund: Revenues from the taxes on tobacco  used in R&D support, national surveys, health promotion programs, etc.  Food Education Act  mandates local governments to provide food education for local people, promotes local produce use in school meals to decrease CO2 mileage  School Meals Act  Provide nutritious and healthy meals to school children based on dietary guidelines and Dietary Reference Intakes developed under the National Nutrition Management Act  Nutrition teachers (dietitians) are available in each school
  7. 7. Take-away Message Data Says All!!! Policies and programs developed based on solid & reliable data, implemented multisectorally with confidence, supported by scientific evidence, and monitored with feedback solve problems.

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