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What are the policy databases?
Developed as part of the European Union CO-CREATE project, Confronting obesity: co-creating policy with youth, the databases contain information about nutrition and physical activity policy that governments around the world have implemented to encourage people to eat healthily and move more.
WCRF International’s NOURISHING database has been redesigned as part of the CO-CREATE project. The MOVING database of physical policy actions has been developed to complement the NOURISHING database and contains information about policies designed to promote physical activity. The policy actions are categorised and organised around our NOURISHING and MOVING policy frameworks.
What data do we collect?
The NOURISHING and MOVING databases collect policy actions from around the world which are implemented on a national level, and which are currently in effect. All policy actions listed on the database have been verified by an in-country government expert. In select cases local policies have also been included as best practice examples.
To source the policy actions, we use a specific search criteria and verification process.
As the CO-CREATE project focuses on Europe, we are also conducting an in-depth, systematic search across 27 European countries – known as the Comprehensive European Scan. This scan is currently ongoing and the database will be updated on a rolling basis as policy actions are identified and verified. It is anticipated that more countries will be scanned systematically in the future.
To find out more about the definitions we use, please visit our glossary.
The following video explains how to use the databases, including the structure, search functionality and what information we collect: