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The Heart symbol: a new food labelling system in Finland


  • The author is a student of nutrition at the University of Helsinki in Finland and is one of the 50 nutritionists trained to launch the Heart symbol to consumers. She also spent 3 months as an exchange student at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine from April to July 2000.

  • 1For further information, please contact the Project Manager, Mika Pykkö, Suomen Sydánliittory, PL50, 00621, Helsinki, Finland. Tel./fax: + 358 975 275 250

  • 2 Other webpages for information about the Heart symbol (also in Finnish) can be accessed at

Correspondence Ms Tarja Kinnunen Soveltavan kemian ja mikrobiologian laitos, Ravitsemustieteen osasto, PL 27 (Viikki, B-talo) 00014 Helsingin Yliopisto, Finland. Fax: + 3587085269.E-mail:

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