Current status and development direction of the food nutrition safety policy: The first phase of sugar intake reduction plan
식품영양안전 정책 현황 및 발전방향: 1차 당류 저감 종합계획을 중심으로

Jin-Yee Jung, Sun-Young Park, Soon-Kyu Lee
2016 Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion  
Objectives: The purposes of this study are to refer existing and past domestic and foreign policies and to establish a comprehensive plan to reduce sugar consumption and utilize it as fundamental data to establish and implement relevant policies. Methods: Korean government analyzed domestic and foreign policies and average sugar intake to develop draft of sugar intake reduction plan. Based on the plan, objectives, sections and agendas of the plan were set after taking into account of their
more » ... count of their feasibility. Results: The policy has three directions: to help sugar intake reduction in all population groups, to create an environment which helps people to make informed decision on lower sugar choices and to lay scientific and statistical foundation for sugar intake reduction plan. The goal is to restrict average sugar intake from processed food to less than 10% of total energy intake per day. Three core strategies are to help reduce intakes of sugar in all population groups, to create an environment which helps people to make informed decision on lower sugar choices and to lay a foundation for sugar intake reduction plan. Each strategies has 2~4 projects. Conclusions: This study is expected to serve as a catalyst for carrying out the first phase of sugar intake reduction plan to help reduce sugar consumption.
doi:10.14367/kjhep.2016.33.4.35 fatcat:qx5tpzvpkzc5zb745cjeyd6tcu