Optimal Nutrition Care for all, from Policy to Action-A National Nutrition Program in Israel Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract\Background\Malnutrition is a significant public health problem which includes both ends of the nutrition spectrum, with obesity and overweight at one end and under nutrition at the other. Israel is one of 14 countries in Europe which has joined the European Nutrition for Health Alliance (ENHA) whose common goals are 'Optimal Nutrition Care for All'(ONCA). Israel is unique in that the four health maintenance organizations, which provide coverage for all, are fully computerized, with big accessible data.\Objective\Creating national awareness for better nutrition for all the population.\Methods\Four subcommittees were formed to develop policy: interventions in hospitals; within the community; communication and patient opinion; continuity of care with the aid of computerized and big data tools.\Results\All stakeholders signed a charter which included: Implementation of …

publication date

  • January 4, 2017