Best-ReMaP is a Europe-wide Joint Action that seeks to contribute to an improved quality of food supplied to citizens of Europe by facilitating the exchange and testing of good practices concerning:
- the monitoring and analysis of how the food that people consume changes at the European and national level
- the regulations on the marketing of food and beverages to children and
- the procurement of food by public bodies for educational institutions, social care facilities, etc.
The information provided below are coming from the Joint Action's website https://bestremap.eu/.
Best-ReMaP is coordinated by National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia.
Best-ReMaP aims to support the implementation, transfer and integration of the results and outcomes of the Best-ReMaP Joint Action into national and EU-level policies. For more info, see https://bestremap.eu/policies/.
Processed Food monitoring and reformulation
Best-ReMaP aims to share and promote best practices on how to implement a sustainable European monitoring system for processed food reformulation; to provide data for identifying best formulations and room for reformulation; and to provide data to establish, evaluate and adapt nutrition policies. For more info, see https://bestremap.eu/monitoring.
Best-ReMaP aims to identify, develop and share best policy practices to reduce exposure of children to the marketing of unhealthy foods; to develop harmonised protocols and tools to monitor the extent and nature of marketing exposure of children; and to support Member States with the implementation of the new EU rules on audiovisual media services. For more info, see https://bestremap.eu/marketing/.
Procurement of nutritious food in public institutions
Best-ReMaP aims to support the establishment of an intersectoral working group in the participating Member States; to increase the overall understanding, knowledge and skills regarding public procurement of food/food products in selected public institutions; to enable more choice of quality foodstuffs for balanced menus in selected public institutions; and to recommend further institutionalised implementation of the public procurement procedures for quality foods across EU states. For more info, see https://bestremap.eu/procurement/.
Best-ReMaP has been funded by the European Union's Health Programme (2014-2020).
Best-ReMaP in FABLE
At the moment, FABLE is hosting the data collected as part of Best-ReMaP's work on processed food monitoring and reformulation.