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EURRECA- A framework for considering evidence in public health nutrition policy development

Timotijevic, L, Brown, KA, Lähteenmäki, L, de Wit, L, Sonne, AM, Řehůřková, I, Jeruszka-Bielak, M, Sicinska, E, Brito García, N, Guzzon, A , Jensen, BB, Shepherd, R, Barnett, J and Raats, MM (2013) EURRECA- A framework for considering evidence in public health nutrition policy development Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 53 (10). pp. 1124-1134.

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A key step towards developing appropriate evidence-based public health nutrition policies is determining exactly how that evidence should be collected and assessed. Despite this the extent to which different evidence bases influence policy selection is rarely explored. This paper presents an epistemological framework which offers a range of considerations effecting this process generally and with particular implications for both micronutrient requirements and the role of behaviour in the policy-making process. Qualitative case study data covering six European countries/regions (Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, Nordic countries, Poland and Spain), and three micronutrients (folate, iodine and vitamin D), have been presented to illustrate the relevance of the Framework.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Timotijevic, L
Brown, KA
Lähteenmäki, L
de Wit, L
Sonne, AM
Řehůřková, I
Jeruszka-Bielak, M
Sicinska, E
Brito García, N
Guzzon, A
Jensen, BB
Shepherd, R
Barnett, J
Raats, MM
Date : August 2013
DOI : 10.1080/10408398.2012.747485
Additional Information : This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2013, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 29 Oct 2014 14:47
Last Modified : 30 Oct 2014 02:33

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