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U.S. National Committee to the International Union for Nutritional Sciences Global Survey

Survey was submitted to the IUNS adhering bodies. Responses were received from 16 countries. Information was sought on the development and use of nutrient intake recommendations and food-based dietary guidelines.

Countries That Have Developed Own Nutrient Intake Recommendations

Country  Basis for Recommendations  Most Recent Edition(s)
 Australia  Scientific evidence  1991
 Czech Republic  Multiple sources*
 Denmark  Multiple sources  1996
 Finland  Scientific evidence and multiple sources 1998
 Hungary  Multiple sources  1995
 Italy  Multiple sources
 Japan  Scientific evidence and multiple sources  1999
 Malaysia  Multiple sources  1975
 New Zealand  Scientific evidence and multiple sources  1998
 Spain
 Sweden  Scientific evidence and multiple sources  1996
 Thailand  Scientific evidence and multiple sources  2001
 USA  Scientific evidence  1998-2001

 

*Multiple sources means synthesis of nutrient recommendations from multiple sources.

Countries That Use Nutrient Recommendations Developed by other Countries or Organizations

Country  Source
 Brazil  USA
 Greece  European Union (1993)

 

Use of Country Nutrient Recommendations

Use Number of Countries Surveyed
 Assessment of Inadequate intakes of individuals  10
 Assessment of Inadequate Intakes of Populations  14
 Program planning 11
 Develop of guidelines for planning meals  4
 Mass catering  2
 Nutrition education  3
 Policy development, nutrition labelling  3

 

Number of Countries Surveyed that Are For or Against the Development of Global Nutrient Recommendations

For  Against  No response
 4  9  3

 

Countries That Have Developed Own Food-Based Dietary Guidelines

Country Basis for Recommendations  Guidelines Provided Specifically for Infants (I), Children (C), Pregnant (P), and/or Lactating (L) women  Most Recent Edition(s)
 Australia  Scientific evidence  I, C (1995)  1992
 Brazil  Scientific evidence and multiple sources  C  2001
 Czech Republic  Multiple sources*  1993
 Denmark  Multiple sources  C, P  1999
 Finland  1998-part of nutrient recommendations
 Greece  Scientific evidence and multiple sources  1999
 Hungary  Multiple sources  1987, revision in progress
 Italy  Multiple sources  1997
 Japan  Scientific evidence and multiple sources  C,P,L  2000
 Scientific evidence and multiple sources  1999
 New Zealand  Scientific evidence and multiple sources  I, C,P,L  1996-1999, revision in progress
 Poland  Multiple sources  I, C,P,L  1998
 Malaysia
 Spain  Scientific evidence and multiple sources  1998
 Sweden  Scientific evidence and multiple sources  Several guidelines since 1960s
 Thailand  Multiple sources 1999
USA  Scientific evidence  2000

 

*Multiple sources means synthesis of nutrient recommendations from multiple sources.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR COUNTRY NUTRIENT RECOMMENDATIONS

Czech Republic
National Institute of Public Health
Srobarova 48, 100 42
Prague 10
Czech Republic
Tel: 420 2 67082317
Fax: 420 2 67082346
Email: turek@bbs.szu.cz

Denmark
Prof Brittmarie Sandstrom
Nordisk Ministerrad
Research Department of Human Nutrition
The Royal Veterinary and Agriculture University
Rolighedsvej 30
DK-1958 Frederiksberg C
Denmark
Fax: 45 3528 2828

Finland
Prof Jussi Huttunen
National Nutrition Council
KTL, National Public Health Institute
FIN-00300 Helsinki, Finland
Fax: 358 9 4744 8552
Email: jussi.huttunen@ktl.fi

Hungary
Magda Antal
National Institute of Food Hygiene and Nutrition
H-1476 Budapest PO Box 52
Hungary
Tel: 361 2150650

Italy
Societa Italiana di Nitrizione Umana
C/o INRAN Via Ardeatina, 546
00178 Roma
Italy
Tel: 39 06 5032421
Fax: 39 06 5031592
Email: battisti@unimo.it, f.branca@agora.stm.it, brighent@unipr.it

Japan
Sussumu Sanagi
Director, Community Health Promotion and Nutrition Division
Health Service Bureau – Ministry of Health and Welfare
1-2-2 Kasumigaseki Chiyodaku, Tokyo 100-8045
Japan
Tel: 81 3 3503 1711 (ext 2330)
Fax: 81 3 3503 8563

Shuhei Kobayashi
Vice-Chair, Recommended Dietary Allowance Advisory Committee
Professor, Department of Health and Nutrition
School of Home Economics
Wayo Women’s University
2-3-1 Koufudai, Ichikawa
Chiba Prefecture 272-0727
Japan
Tel: 81 47 371 1111
Fax: 81 47 375 6602

New Zealand
Elizabeth Aiken
Public Health Directorate
Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013
Wellington
New Zealand
Tel: 64 4 496 2000
Fax: 64 4 496 2340
www.moh.govt.nz

Poland
Prof. Swiatoslaw Ziemlanski
National Food and Nutrition Institute
61/63 Powsinka Str
02-093 Warsaw Poland
Tel: 4822 55097 71
Fax: 4822 842 11 03

Sweden
National Food Administration
PO Box 622
S-751 26 Uppsala
Sweden
Tel: 46 18 17 57 31
Fax: 46 18 17 58 48

Thailand
Division of Nutrition, Department of Health
Ministry of Public Health
Tiwanotha Road
Nonthaburi 11000
Thailand
Tel: 662 5904335
Fax: 662-5904339

USA
Food and Nutrition Board
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington DC 20418
USA
Tel: 202 334 1732
Fax: 202 334 2316
Email: FNB@nas.edu
www.nas.edu

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR COUNTRY FOOD BASED DIETARY GUIDELINES

Brazil
Denise Coitinho
Denise.coitinho@saude.gov.br

Dr. Zuleika
Zuleika@bra.ops-oms.org

Denmark
Ellen Trolle
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
Moerkhoej Bygade 19
2860 Soeborg
Denmark

Greece
Antonia Trichopoulou
Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology
University of Athens Medical School
75 M. Asias St. Goudi, GR 115 27
Athens
Greece
Tel: 30 1 74 88 042
Fax: 30 1 74 88 902
Email: antonia@nut.uoa.gr

Hungary
Imre Rodler
National Institute of Food Hygiene and Nutrition
H-1476 Budapest PO Box 52
Hungary
Tel: 361 2155393
Fax: 361 2151545

Japan
Motoko Sakamoto
Wayo Women’s University
2-3-1 Koufudai, Ichikawa
Chiba Prefecture, 272-0727
Japan
Tel: 81 47 371 1111 ext 535
Fax: 81 47 372 7796
Email: sakamoto@wayo.ac.jp

Shigenobu Ikedo
Director, Consumer Life Division
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku
Tokyo 100-8950
Japan
Tel: 81 3 3502 1955
Fax: 81 3 3502 0438

Italy
Giuseppe Rotilio, President
Instituto Nazionale di Ricera per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione
Via Ardeatine, 546
00178 Rome
Italy
Tel: 39 06 5032412
Fax: 30 06 5031592

Malaysia
Mohd Ismail Noor
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Universiti Kebangsaan
Malaysia
Raja Muda Abdul Aziz
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel: 603 4040 5622
Fax: 603 294 1296
Email: mismail@medic.ukm.my

New Zealand
Elizabeth Aiken
Public Health Directorate
Ministry of Health
PO Box 5013
Wellington
New Zealand
Tel: 64 4 496 2000
Fax: 64 4 496 2340
www.moh.govt.nz

Spain
J.M. Avila
Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo
Tel: 91 432 33 45

Sweden
National Food Administration
PO Box 622
S-751 26 Uppsala
Sweden
Tel: 46 18 17 57 31
Fax: 46 18 17 58 48

Thailand
Division of Nutrition, Department of Health
Ministry of Public Health
Tiwanontha Road
Nonthaburi 11000
Tel: 662 5904335
Fax: 662 5904339

USA
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1120 20th Street NW
North Lobby
Washington DC 20036
USA
Tel: 202 418-2312
Fax: 202 208-2321
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