Development of food and nutrition action plans in the Baltic countries. Report on a third workshop



The first consultation on development of food and nutrition action plans in the Baltic countries took place in Riga in August 2000. A second consultation provided the opportunity for the Baltic countries to present draft food and nutrition action plans, discuss and receive advice on the way forward. Participants at this third consultation were able to present final food and nutrition action plans and present their strategies for implementation. A plan and timeframe to set up a Baltic/Nordic nutrition network was approved. The 38 participants came from eight countries (see Annex 3) and represented the health, welfare, environment and agriculture sectors. This show of interest and commitment across sectors demonstrates that the vital cross-sectoral links between nutrition, food safety and social concerns are being recognised and acted upon by policy makers.