With the challenge of further extending healthy life expectancy in Japan, there is an urgent need to promote a food environment that can nudge people to practice healthy eating, regardless of their health consciousness. In promoting such improvements in the food environment, the focus should be not only on health and nutrition, but also the sustainability of the food environment. From February to June 2021, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) convened a committee to discuss how multisector collaboration between industry, academia and government can effectively promote a healthy and sustainable food environment, in collaboration with the relevant ministries and agencies.
Based on the discussions in this committee, the MHLW launched Initiative for a Healthy and Sustainable Food Environment(HSFE)was established.
March 27, 2023
Introduction to the Initiative(2022)
March 9, 2022
Initiative for a Healthy and Sustainable Food Environment(HSFE)was established.
January 11, 2022
The website has been released.