Food-based dietary guidelines


Worldwide more than 100 countries have developed or are currently developing food-based dietary guidelines, with many revised at least once. Regional guidelines also exist, for example, the guide Promoting a healthy diet for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region.

Most countries in Asia and the Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean have national dietary guidelines. Food-based dietary guidelines have also been developed in a few countries in Africa and the Near East.

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