Theme Healthy diets
The Belgian food companies, traders, restaurant chains, catering companies, and the government have made agreements to lead consumers to a healthier and more balanced food pattern in the Covenant for a Balanced Diet (2016). With these concrete commitments from the entire sector, Belgium is a European leader. The food companies are committed to continuing efforts to reduce fat, salt and sugar content in processed foods. To achieve this, specialized efforts are needed in product development. ILVO identifies with the United Nations trajectory to ban malnutrition by 2030 in the context of Sustainable Development Goal 2. Overfeeding and malnutrition are increasing problems in Flanders as well.