We recently co-hosted an event with the University of Edinburgh exploring the ground-breaking dietary guidelines introduced in Brazil.
In 2014, the Brazilian government introduced world-leading guidelines that extend beyond the traditional confines of nutritional policy to engage with environmental sustainability and the social and cultural dimensions of food.
The guidelines take a new approach to categorising foods based on the extent of processing involved rather than with reference to nutrients. The aim is to encourage fresh, minimally processed foods and actively discourage consumption of ultra-processed foods and drink products.
While there, we also filmed interviews with Dr Fabio Gomez and Professor Ines Rugani. Find out what we learned.