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HealthCat - Network for Nordic excellence in sustainable and healthy catering

  • Publisert 24.02.2008
  • Sist oppdatert 20.05.2011

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This report gives an overview of the work within the project “Nordic network for excellence in sustainable and healthy catering (HealthCat)”. The background for establishing a Nordic network was the need for a tighter co-operation between central stakeholders in order to strengthen the work with implementing more sustainable and healthy food solutions in private and public catering businesses in the Nordic countries. 

The aims of HealthCat have been to:

  1. unction as a meeting point for central stakeholders in the Nordic countries

  2. transmit experiences with sustainable and healthy foods from public to private sector

  3. strengthen the competitiveness of Nordic food service businesses in this field

  4. create more attention in the public opinion about sustainable and healthy foods, and

  5. increase the international co-operation

Through workshops, seminars, a survey of the networks’ participants and different case-studies the network has shed light on both positive and negative experiences from introduction of sustainable and healthy food in the food service sector. 


In spite of the fact that the situation for sustainable and healthy food vary in the different Nordic countries, there are some common challenges that should be addressed on a Nordic and international level. This is especially true on areas such as;

  1. information and education

  2. bottlenecks in the value chain

  3. coordination of regulations and information on food procurement and food labelling, and

  4. cooperation on research and development


Project duration: April 2005 - March 2008

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