Nutri-Score 2023 update

Benedikt Merz, Elisabeth Temme, Hélène Alexiou, Joline Wilhelma Johanna Beulens, Anette Elisabeth Buyken, Torsten Bohn, Pauline Ducrot, Marie Noëlle Falquet, Marta García Solano, Hanna Haidar, Esther Infanger, Charlotte Kühnelt, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo, Barthélémy Sarda, Elly Steenbergen, Stefanie Vandevijvere, Chantal Julia*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In 2023, the algorithm underlying the Nutri-Score front-of-pack label was updated to better align with food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs) across countries engaged in the system. On the basis of a comparison of FBDGs and literature reviews with the current Nutri-Score classification, modification scenarios were developed and tested in nutritional composition databases of branded products in four countries. The updated Nutri-Score nutrient profile model allows a better discrimination between products, in closer alignment with FBDGs, while the updated algorithm adopts a stricter approach for products that are high in components of concern (including non-nutritive sweeteners) and low in favourable dietary components. The updated Nutri-Score algorithm increases the alignment between the front-of-pack label system and FBDGs, strengthening its potential as a complementary public health tool in an international perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-110
Number of pages9
JournalNature Food
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024

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