The target of nutritional prevention is reducing malnutrition and overeating, as well as reversing the trend towards increasing numbers of overweight and adipose people.

The AGES Nutrition & Prevention Centre offers its professional expertise in the prevention of nutrition-related diseases in the form of target group-specific information, such as brochures, presentations, workshops and the implementation and evaluation of preventative measures and programmes.

It will be important to get as many initiatives and activities started, bundled and coordinated, so that healthier choices will become the easier choices for everyone living in Austria. AGES is conducting the programme for early nutrition "Richtig essen von Anfang an!" (Eat right from the start!) and the initiative for school nutrition "Unser Schulbuffet" (Our school cafeteria), as part of the Austrian Nutrition Action Plan.

AGES carries out activities as part of the national Nutrition Action Plan successfully on a continuous basis. Examples include the programme “Healthy eating from the start!” (also see Solid Food Recommendations for Infants) and the initiative “Our School Cafeteria”. Another activity is the scientific preparation of nutritional recommendations for older and elderly people (see Aging and Nutrition).

Policy Measures and Recommendations

JANPA - Ernährung & Bewegung

An EU project to prevent health problems resulting from excess weight and obesity in children and teenagers.


The Austrian Food Pyramid

The standardisation of food-based diet recommendations is an important measure within the national Nutrition Acton Plan (NAP.e).


Healthy eating from the Start!

A balanced diet and enough exercise are the foundations of a healthy lifestyle. The "Healthy eating from the start!" project was initiated to embed this knowledge in the minds of children from an early age onwards.


Austrian Recommendations on Complementary Feeding

These recommendations give parents access to information that is standardised and based on the latest scientific findings on the introduction of solid foods into a child’s diet.


"Our school cafeteria"

This initiative is designed to provide comprehensive advice and support when putting together a healthy food and beverage menu.


Aging and Nutrition

The scientific preparation for recommendations "Ernährung im Alter in verschiedenen Lebenssituationen" (Nutrition and Aging in different life situations) states important measures and targets in the field of nursing elderly people.


WHO Zucker Richtlinie

Adults should ingest a maximum of 6 to 12 teaspoons of free sugars per day. These are the new recommendations published by the World Health Organization (WHO) that should make unhealthy weight gain and dental caries easier to control and prevent secondary diseases.