Development of food and nutrition action plans in the Baltic countries. Report on a second consultation



The first consultation on development of food and nutrition action plans in the Baltic countries took place in Riga in August 2000. This second consultation provided the opportunity for the Baltic countries to present draft food and nutrition action plans. These were discussed and advice given regarding the way forward to finalize action plans. All participants were keen to set up a Baltic/Nordic nutrition network. The 42 participants came from eight countries (Annex 1) and represented the health, welfare, environment and agriculture sectors, thanks to our hosts, UNICEF and the FAO. This show of interest and commitment across sectors demonstrates that the vital crosssectoral links between nutrition, food safety and social concerns are being recognised and acted upon by policy makers.