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NNR2022 chapters: Public consultation

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General information

The NNR2022 project will now carry out public consultations on the scientific background material that will inform the dietary reference values (DRVs) and food based dietary guidelines (FBDGs) in the final NNR2022 report. We encourage stakeholders, scientists, and other interested parties to share their insight and feedback on the chapter drafts on the scientific assessment on nutrients and food groups and health outcomes.

The consultation period for each chapter draft will be eight weeks. To subscribe for updates on this page, please fill in your email address at the bottom of the page. You will receive a news alert when a new chapter is available. This public consultation of nutrient and food group chapters will continue throughout the next months, and chapters will be announced continuously when ready.

The hearing responses will be publicly available and carefully considered by the NNR2022 Committee. It should be noted that comments submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be published as such, indicating the author’s first and family name. Comments submitted on behalf of an organization are also made publicly available and attributed to the organization in question. Comments will not be considered unless submitted via the platform, e.g. comments submitted as emails to the NNR2022 Committee will not be accepted.

All input considered by the NNR2022 Committee as scientifically valid and relevant will be forwarded to the authors for consideration. Please note that sustainability aspects and other issues such as obesity, physical activity, and burden of diseases will be integrated at a later stage, if relevant. The NNR2022 Committee will be responsible for setting the DRVs and FBDGs. The suggestion for setting of DRVs and FBDGs will be open for public consultation at a later stage, before the NNR2022 Committee reach the final conclusion, and are not included in the documents now available for public consultation.

Please note that the background papers on sustainability aspects will be announced for public consultation separately at a later stage. More information about this process will follow later.

How to give input

In a questionnaire you will be able to give both general and specific comments. Please be as specific as possible in your comments and refer to page number and paragraph.

Background papers open for public consultation: Environmental sustainability

Assessing the environmental sustainability of diets – an overview of approaches and identification of 5 key considerations for comprehensive assessments (5 July – 30 September)


NNR2022 has been tasked by the Nordic Council of Ministers to integrate sustainability into the food base dietary guidelines and thereby contribute to their vision of making the Nordic Region the most sustainable region in the world by 2030.

The NNR2022 Committee collaborates with Chatham House in London and other sustainability experts in the development of background papers on sustainability. These external experts will not be involved in the final integration of sustainability and the formulation of the food based dietary guidelines. It is the NNR Committee that have these responsibilities.

When integrating sustainability into the food based dietary guidelines, several major reports covering the main dimensions of sustainability, including the environmental, social and economic dimension will be used as a background, in addition to the background papers developed in the NNR2022 project.

We welcome all relevant input, which will be considered by NNR2022 Committee and external experts. In parallel, the manuscript is also sent to a targeted consultation among a group of sustainability experts. After adjustments for relevant consultation comments, this paper will be submitted for publication in a scientific journal.

The current paper focuses on global environmental considerations and hence does not consider the local context in Nordic and Baltic countries. This paper will be followed by two further papers that will discuss the local context in the Nordic and Baltic countries and establish principles for integrating sustainability into FBDGs in these countries.

Chapters open for public consultation

Ultra-processed foods (06 October - 1 December 2022)

Meat and Meat products (04 October – 29 November 2022)

Vitamin B12 (13 September – 8 November 2022)

Zink (15 September – 10 November 2022)

Sweets and other sugary foods (16 September – 11 November 2022)

Thiamin (26 September – 21 November 2022)

Biotin (26 September – 21 November 2022)

Eggs (28 September – 23 November 2022)

Overview of nutrient and food group chapters in NNR2022

Upcoming and finalised hearings. When a consultation is concluded, responses are published in this table.



1. Fluid and water balance

Consultation ended 16 August 2022:
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2. Energy


3. Carbohydrates


4. Dietary fibre


5. Fat and fatty acids


6. Protein


7. Alcohol


8. Vitamin A

Consultation ended 16 August 2022:
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9. Vitamin D


10. Vitamin E


11. Vitamin K

Consultation ended 16 August 2022:
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12. Thiamine

Ongoing consultation

13. Riboflavin      

Consultation ended 21 April 2022:
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14. Niacin

Consultation ended 9 June 2022:
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15. Vitamin B6


16. Folate

Consultation ended 9 September 2022:
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17. Vitamin B12

Ongoing consultation

18. Biotin

Ongoing consultation

19. Pantothenic acid          

Consultation ended 20 September 2022:
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20. Vitamin C


21. Calcium

Consultation ended 9 September 2022:
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22. Phosphorus


23. Magnesium


24. Sodium as salt


25. Potassium

Consultation ended 9 September 2022:
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26. Iron


27. Zinc

Ongoing consultation

28. Iodine

Consultation ended 29 August 2022:
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29. Selenium


30. Copper


31. Chromium


32. Manganese


33. Molybdenum


34. Fluoride


35. Choline

Consultation ended 9 June 2022:
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36. Phytochemicals and antioxidants


Food groups


1. Breastfeeding


2. Beverages


3. Cereals (grains)


4. Vegetables, fruits and berries

5. Potatoes  
6. Fruit juice  

7. Pulses (legumes)


8. Nuts


9. Fish, fish products and seafood


10. Meat and meat products

Ongoing consultation

11. Milk and dairy products


12. Eggs

Ongoing consultation

13. Fats and oils

Consultation ended 9 September 2022:
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14. Sweets and other sugary foods

Ongoing consultation

15. Dietary patterns


16. Meal Patterns

Consultation ended 16 August 2022:
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17. Ultraprocessed foods

Ongoing consultation

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Først publisert: 18.03.2022 Last revised date: 06.10.2022 See previous versions

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