1 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Department of Management - MAPP - Centre for Research on Value Creation in the Food Sector, Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Food Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre, Department of Psychology, University of Surrey4 Institut for Entreprenørskab og Relationsledelse5 Department for Food Safety and Nutrition , The National Institute of Public Health in Prague6 Department of Human Nutrition , Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW7 Department of Clinical Science , University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria8 Hylobates Consulting srl , Rome9 Department of Information Systems and Computing , Brunel University , Uxbridge10 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
A key step toward 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 article presents an epistemological framework which offers a range of considerations affecting this process generally and with particular implications for both micronutrient requirements and the role of behavior in the policy-making process. Qualitative case study data covering 6 European countries/regions (Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, Nordic countries, Poland, and Spain), and three micronutrients (folate, iodine, and vitamin D), have been presented to illustrate the relevance of the Framework.
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2013, Vol 53, Issue 10, p. 1124-1134
MAPP; Public health; evidence based; policy making; nutrition; EURRECA