Responsibilities of the Federal Commission for Nutrition

The Federal Commission for Nutrition, the FCN has several roles, including

  • Advising the FSVO on questions regarding nutrition, eating habits, diseases in relation to nutrition.
  • Writing scientific reports including recommendations to the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO). 
  • Participating in drafting the Swiss report on nutrition.
  • Providing the scientific bases needed for the implementation of the Swiss nutritional strategy and for the setting up of the national strategy for the prevention of non-communicable diseases.
  • Representing and defending topics linked to nutrition with other groups of experts. Taking up a position in regard to strategies and scientific opinions in the event of public consultations.

Last modification 16.06.2016

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