Launch of the IV National Dietary Survey in Italy

The implementation of national wide dietary surveys is an essential component of surveillance programs and evaluation of food impact on health in European countries. It has been one of the pillars of the Knowledge Hub on Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) of the Joint Programming Initiative "A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life" (JPI HDHL).

DEDIPAC member CREA-AN (Food and Nutrition Research Center of The Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics) has launched IV SCAI, the IV Food Consumption Study in Italy; a sample survey aimed at collecting data on food consumption of the Italian population, with the harmonised methods recommended by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The aim of the survey is to collect food consumption data to assess the energy and nutrient adequacy, exposure to chemicals, and the environmental impact of diet. The results can be used to develop policies that lead to the adoption of better lifestyles and are a key tool for implementing guidelines for healthy eating, including the prevention of chronic diseases.

For more information, please visit the JPI HDHL website

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