Recommandations alimentaires

Food-based dietary guidelines - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Official name

Guide on nutrition for the adult population (Bosnian: Vodič o ishrani za odraslu populaciju)

Publication year

The dietary guidelines were published in 2004.

Process and stakeholders

The guide was developed by the Institute for Public Health, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, the Federal Ministry of Education and non-governmental organizations. The World Health Organization supported the process. The WHO CINDI dietary guide served as a base for the development of the guidelines.

They are endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Health.

Intended audience

The guideline apply to the healthy adult population.


  • Eat a variety of foods.
  • Eat bread, grains, rice and potato several times a day.
  • Eat five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
  • Eat meat, poultry, eggs and legumes several times a week; eat fish at least once a week.
  • Reduce intake of fats, oils and sugar.
  • Limit salt intake.
  • Drink sufficient amounts of water.
  • Alcohol can harm your health.
  • Make sure that the food you eat is safe.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight and physical activity are good for your health.