• Overview
  • Obesity prevalence
  • Trends over time
  • Population breakdowns
  • Drivers
  • Comorbidities
  • Policies
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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Data available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:5000
Area covered:National
References:Oficialiosios statistikos portalas. Results of the Health Interview Survey of the Population of Lithuania 2019. Available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/informaciniai-pranesimai?articleId=8074853. Last accessed: 18.05.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:EUROSTAT Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=ilc_hch10&lang=en
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat database: http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2007

Survey type:Measured
Age:19-65
Sample size:1936
Area covered:National
References:Barzda A, Bartkevičiūtė R, Stukas R, Šatkutė R, Abaravičius JA. Lietuvos gyventojų kūno masės indekso pokyčiai 1997-2007 metais. Sveikatos mokslai 2009;3:2406-2410. (no English translation)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2002

Survey type:Measured
Age:19-65
Sample size:Not specified
References:Barzda A, Bartkevičiūtė R, Stukas R, Šatkutė R, Abaravičius JA. Lietuvos gyventojų kūno masės indekso pokyčiai 1997-2007 metais. Sveikatos mokslai 2009;3:2406-2410. (no English translation)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:19-64
Sample size:2096
References:Pomerleau J, Pudule I, Grinberga D, Kadziauskiene K, Abaravicius A, Bartkeviciute R, Vaask S, Robertson A, McKee M. Patterns of body weight in the Baltic Republics. Public Health Nutrition. 2000;3:3-10
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2019-2020

Survey type:Measured
Age:7-17
Sample size:295,086
Area covered:National
References:LR sveikatos apsaugos ministro (2020). VAIku SVEIKATA 2019. Available at: https://hi.lt/uploads/pdf/leidiniai/Statistikos/Vaiku_sveikata/Vaik%C5%B3%20sveikata%202019.pdf. Last accessed 18.05.21.
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Age:7-17
Sample size:262,167
Area covered:National
References:LR sveikatos apsaugos ministro (2016). VAIku SVEIKATA. Available: http://www.hi.lt/uploads/pdf/leidiniai/Statistikos/Vaiku%20sveikata%202016.pdf. Last accessed 27 September 2018.
Notes:Children with no obesity data (n = 24697) were subtracted from the sample total prior to calculating the obesity prevalence from this report
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:6-9
Sample size:3749
Area covered:Regional
References:Aušra Petrauskienė, Edita Albavičiūtė, Vilma Žaltauskė Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Academy of Medicine, Faculty of Public Health. Growth surveillance study of Lithuanian children: results and changes (2008–2013 year). Available at http://www.hi.lt/uploads/pdf/visuomenes%20sveikata/2014.3(66)/VS%202014%203(66)%20ORIG%20Augimo%20stebesena.pdf [accessed on 08/06/2015]
Notes:10 Districts
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2008

Survey type:Measured
Age:7
Sample size:3309
Area covered:National
References:Wijnhoven, T. M. A., van Raaij, J. M. A., Spinelli, A., Rito, A. I., Hovengen, R., Kunesova, M., Starc, G., Rutter, H., Sjöberg, A., Petrauskiene, A., O'Dwyer, U., Petrova, S., Farrugia Sant'Angelo, V., Wauters, M., Yngve, A., Rubana, I.-M. and Breda, J. (2012), WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative 2008: weight, height and body mass index in 6–9-year-old children. Pediatric Obesity. doi: 10.1111/j.2047-6310.2012.00090.x
Notes:IOTF International cut off
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2007-2013

Survey type:Measured
Age:7
Sample size:9342
Area covered:National
References:Spinelli et al (2019). 'Childhood Severe Obesity in Europe', Obes Facts.12, pp. 244–258. (Data from COSI round 1-3)
Notes:NOTE - this data is from COSI round I - III (2007 - 2013) IOTF cut-offs used.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age and education

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & educational status
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & educational status
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & educational status
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Overweight/obesity by education

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:5000
Area covered:National
References:Official Statistics Portal Lithuania. Results of the Lithuanian Health Interview Survey 2019. Data available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/statistiniu-rodikliu-analize?indicator=S3R141#/. Results available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/lietuvos-gyventoju-sveikata-2020/kmi. Last accessed 03.06.21.
Notes:Low = ISCED 0,1,2; Medium = ISCED 3, 4; High = ISCED 5, 6, 7, 8.
Definitions:International Standard Classification of Education
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:5000
Area covered:National
References:Official Statistics Portal Lithuania. Results of the Lithuanian Health Interview Survey 2019. Data available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/statistiniu-rodikliu-analize?indicator=S3R141#/. Results available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/lietuvos-gyventoju-sveikata-2020/kmi. Last accessed 03.06.21.
Notes:Low = ISCED 0,1,2; Medium = ISCED 3, 4; High = ISCED 5, 6, 7, 8.
Definitions:International Standard Classification of Education
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:5000
Area covered:National
References:Official Statistics Portal Lithuania. Results of the Lithuanian Health Interview Survey 2019. Data available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/statistiniu-rodikliu-analize?indicator=S3R141#/. Results available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/lietuvos-gyventoju-sveikata-2020/kmi. Last accessed 03.06.21.
Notes:Low = ISCED 0,1,2; Medium = ISCED 3, 4; High = ISCED 5, 6, 7, 8.
Definitions:International Standard Classification of Education
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:Total sample size in EU = 35100 (Age 18+)
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 9 November 2016)
Notes:Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education (levels 0-2) Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education (levels 3 and 4) Tertiary education (levels 5-8)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:Total sample size in EU = 35100 (Age 18+)
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 9 November 2016)
Notes:Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education (levels 0-2) Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education (levels 3 and 4) Tertiary education (levels 5-8)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2008

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20-64
Sample size:1707
Area covered:National
References:FINBALT SURVEY https://www.thl.fi/documents/189940/258430/Finbalt%20taulukkoliite%202011.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Notes:Trend data available for years 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 & 2006
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2008

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20-64
Sample size:1707
Area covered:National
References:FINBALT SURVEY https://www.thl.fi/documents/189940/258430/Finbalt%20taulukkoliite%202011.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Notes:Trend data available for years 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 & 2006
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:19-64
Sample size:2096
Area covered:National
References:Originally provided by WHO Europe then published in Pomerleau J et al. Patterns of body weight in the Baltic Republics Public Health Nutrition, 2000, 3:3-10
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:19-64
Sample size:2096
Area covered:National
References:Originally provided by WHO Europe then published in Pomerleau J et al. Patterns of body weight in the Baltic Republics Public Health Nutrition, 2000, 3:3-10
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:9-10
Sample size:4810
References:Visuomenes S (2013) LIETUVOS JAUNESNIOJO MOKYKLINIO AMŽIAUS VAIKŲ ANTROPOMETRINIAI RODIKLIAI IR JŲ SĄSAJOS SU SOCIALINIAIS IR GYVENSENOS VEIKSNIAIS http://vddb.laba.lt/fedora/get/LT-eLABa-0001:E.02~2013~D_20130919_143656-85087/DS.005.0.02.ETD (last accessed 9th June 2015)
Notes:Prevalence based on Mothers education level.
Cutoffs:Other

Overweight/obesity by age

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:5000
Area covered:National
References:Official Statistics Portal Lithuania. Results of the Lithuanian Health Interview Survey 2019. Data available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/statistiniu-rodikliu-analize?indicator=S3R141#/. Results available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/lietuvos-gyventoju-sveikata-2020/kmi. Last accessed 03.06.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:EUROSTAT Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=ilc_hch10&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2012

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:1780
Area covered:Subnational
References:Kriaucioniene V et al. (2014). The prevalence and trends of overweight and obesity among Lithuanian adults, 1994-2012. Public Health. 128(1), pp.91-95.
Notes:The data from this study is Self-report.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2008

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:1707
Area covered:National
References:FINBALT SURVEY https://www.thl.fi/documents/189940/258430/Finbalt%20taulukkoliite%202011.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1997

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:2096
Area covered:National
References:Originally provided by WHO Europe then published in Pomerleau J et al. Patterns of body weight in the Baltic Republics Public Health Nutrition, 2000, 3:3-10
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2016

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:262,167
Area covered:National
References:LR sveikatos apsaugos ministro (2016). VAIku SVEIKATA. Available: http://www.hi.lt/uploads/pdf/leidiniai/Statistikos/Vaiku%20sveikata%202016.pdf. [Last accessed 27 september 2018].
Notes:Children with no obesity data (n = 24697) were subtracted from the sample total prior to calculating the obesity prevalence from this report.
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2001-2002

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Currie C, Roberts C, Morgan A, Smith R, Settertobulte W, Samdal O et al (2004). Young People's Health in Context. Health Behaviour in School aged Children (HSBC) study: international report from the 2001/2 survey (Health Policy for Children and Adolescents, No 4). Copenhagen: World Health Organization REgional Office for Europe.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by region

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:5000
Area covered:National
References:Official Statistics Portal Lithuania. Results of the Lithuanian Health Interview Survey 2019. Data available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/statistiniu-rodikliu-analize?indicator=S3R141#/. Results available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/lietuvos-gyventoju-sveikata-2020/kmi. Last accessed 03.06.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2008

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20-64
Sample size:1707
Area covered:National
References:FINBALT SURVEY https://www.thl.fi/documents/189940/258430/Finbalt%20taulukkoliite%202011.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Notes:Data also available for 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 & 2006
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2008

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20-64
Sample size:1707
Area covered:National
References:FINBALT SURVEY https://www.thl.fi/documents/189940/258430/Finbalt%20taulukkoliite%202011.pdf (last accessed 4th June 2015)
Notes:Data also available for 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 & 2006
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:19-64
Sample size:2096
Area covered:National
References:Originally provided by WHO Europe then published in Pomerleau J et al. Patterns of body weight in the Baltic Republics Public Health Nutrition, 2000, 3:3-10
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:19-64
Sample size:2096
Area covered:National
References:Originally provided by WHO Europe then published in Pomerleau J et al. Patterns of body weight in the Baltic Republics Public Health Nutrition, 2000, 3:3-10
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2019-2020

Survey type:Measured
Age:7-17
Sample size:295,086
Area covered:National
References:LR sveikatos apsaugos ministro (2020). VAIku SVEIKATA 2019. Available at: https://hi.lt/uploads/pdf/leidiniai/Statistikos/Vaiku_sveikata/Vaik%C5%B3%20sveikata%202019.pdf. Last accessed 18.05.21.
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:9-10
Sample size:4810
Area covered:National
References:http://vddb.laba.lt/fedora/get/LT-eLABa-0001:E.02~2013~D_20130919_143656-85087/DS.005.0.02.ETD (last accessed 9th June 2015)
Cutoffs:IOTF

Boys, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:9-10
Sample size:4810
References:http://vddb.laba.lt/fedora/get/LT-eLABa-0001:E.02~2013~D_20130919_143656-85087/DS.005.0.02.ETD (last accessed 9th June 2015)
Cutoffs:IOTF

Girls, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:9-10
Sample size:4810
References:http://vddb.laba.lt/fedora/get/LT-eLABa-0001:E.02~2013~D_20130919_143656-85087/DS.005.0.02.ETD (last accessed 9th June 2015)
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age and region

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1u&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1u&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Overweight/obesity by age and socio-economic group

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & income quintile
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & income quintile
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & income quintile
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Overweight/obesity by socio-economic group

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:5000
Area covered:National
References:Official Statistics Portal Lithuania. Results of the Lithuanian Health Interview Survey 2019. Data available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/statistiniu-rodikliu-analize?indicator=S3R141#/. Results available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/lietuvos-gyventoju-sveikata-2020/kmi. Last accessed 03.06.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:5000
Area covered:National
References:Official Statistics Portal Lithuania. Results of the Lithuanian Health Interview Survey 2019. Data available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/statistiniu-rodikliu-analize?indicator=S3R141#/. Results available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/lietuvos-gyventoju-sveikata-2020/kmi. Last accessed 03.06.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:5000
Area covered:National
References:Official Statistics Portal Lithuania. Results of the Lithuanian Health Interview Survey 2019. Data available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/statistiniu-rodikliu-analize?indicator=S3R141#/. Results available at: https://osp.stat.gov.lt/lietuvos-gyventoju-sveikata-2020/kmi. Last accessed 03.06.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:Total sample number in EU: 35100 (Age 18+)
Area covered:National
References:EUROSTAT Database: http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 9 November 2016)
Notes:1st Quintile (lowest income), 5th Quintile (highest income) Please note where data = zero, there were insufficient data.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:Total sample number in EU: 35100 (Age 18+)
Area covered:National
References:EUROSTAT Database: http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 9 November 2016)
Notes:1st Quintile (lowest income), 5th Quintile (highest income) Please note where data = zero, there were insufficient data.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:19-64
Sample size:2096
Area covered:National
References:Originally provided by WHO Europe then published in Pomerleau J et al. Patterns of body weight in the Baltic Republics Public Health Nutrition, 2000, 3:3-10
Notes:Originally provided by WHO Europe then published in Pomerleau J et al. Patterns of body weight in the Baltic Republics Public Health Nutrition, 2000, 3:3-10
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:19-64
Sample size:2096
Area covered:National
References:Originally provided by WHO Europe then published in Pomerleau J et al. Patterns of body weight in the Baltic Republics Public Health Nutrition, 2000, 3:3-10
Notes:Originally provided by WHO Europe then published in Pomerleau J et al. Patterns of body weight in the Baltic Republics Public Health Nutrition, 2000, 3:3-10
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Boys, 2017-2018

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-15
Sample size:3781
Area covered:National
References:World Health Organization (2020). Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being - Findings from the 2017/2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Europe and Canada. Available at: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/332091/9789289055000-eng.pdf. Last accessed: 20.05.21.
Notes:HBSC Family Affluence Scale (FAS) - "HBSC uses an alternative measure, the Family Affluence Scale, which asks young people about material assets such as family cars, number of foreign holidays, computers, bathrooms and dishwashers in the household, holidays and having a bedroom to oneself. The scale, which enables users to add up how many of these assets a young person has in their home compared with other adolescents in their country/region, has been shown to provide a valid indicator of relative affluence."
Definitions:HBSC Family Affluence Scale (FAS)
Cutoffs:WHO

Girls, 2017-2018

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-15
Sample size:3781
Area covered:National
References:World Health Organization (2020). Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being - Findings from the 2017/2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Europe and Canada. Available at: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/332091/9789289055000-eng.pdf. Last accessed: 20.05.21.
Notes:HBSC Family Affluence Scale (FAS) - "HBSC uses an alternative measure, the Family Affluence Scale, which asks young people about material assets such as family cars, number of foreign holidays, computers, bathrooms and dishwashers in the household, holidays and having a bedroom to oneself. The scale, which enables users to add up how many of these assets a young person has in their home compared with other adolescents in their country/region, has been shown to provide a valid indicator of relative affluence."
Definitions:HBSC Family Affluence Scale (FAS)
Cutoffs:WHO

Children, 2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:9-10
Sample size:4810
References:http://vddb.laba.lt/fedora/get/LT-eLABa-0001:E.02~2013~D_20130919_143656-85087/DS.005.0.02.ETD (last accessed 9th June 2015)
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age and limited activity

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2014 available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/submitViewTableAction.do (last accessed 06.10.21)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2014 available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/submitViewTableAction.do (last accessed 06.10.21)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2014 available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/submitViewTableAction.do (last accessed 06.10.21)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Insufficient physical activity

Adults, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Men, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Women, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Children, 2016

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, https://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893ADO?lang=en (last accessed 16.03.21)
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Boys, 2016

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, https://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893ADO?lang=en (last accessed 16.03.21)
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Girls, 2016

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, https://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893ADO?lang=en (last accessed 16.03.21)
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Children, 2010

Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893?lang=en
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Boys, 2010

Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893?lang=en
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Girls, 2010

Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893?lang=en
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Sugar consumption

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International
Definitions:Sugar consumption (Number of 500g sugar portions/person/month)

Estimated per capita sugar sweetened beverages intake

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International

Prevalence of at least daily carbonated soft drink consumption

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
References:World Health Organization. (2017). Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: Trends and inequalities in the who european region, 2002-2014: observations from the Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) WHO collaborative cross-national study (J. Inchley, D. Currie, J. Jewel, J. Breda, & V. Barnekow, Eds.). World Health Organization. Sourced from Food Systems Dashboard http://www.foodsystemsdashboard.org
Notes:15-year-old adolescents
Definitions:Prevalence of at least daily carbonated soft drink consumption (% of at least daily carbonated soft drink consumption)

Prevalence of confectionery consumption

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International
Definitions:Prevalence of confectionery consumption (Number of 50g confectionery portions/person/month)

Prevalence of sweet/savoury snack consumption

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International
Definitions:Prevalence of sweet/savoury snack consumption (Number of 35g sweet/savoury snack portions/person/month)

Estimated per capita fruit intake

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
References:Global Burden of Disease, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation http://ghdx.healthdata.org/
Definitions:Estimated per-capita fruit intake (g/day)

Prevalence of less than daily fruit consumption

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
References:Global School-based Student Health Surveys. Beal et al (2019). Global Patterns of Adolescent Fruit, Vegetable, Carbonated Soft Drink, and Fast-food consumption: A meta-analysis of global school-based student health surveys. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1177/0379572119848287. Sourced from Food Systems Dashboard http://www.foodsystemsdashboard.org/food-system
Definitions:Prevalence of less-than-daily fruit consumption (% less-than-daily fruit consumption)

Prevalence of less than daily vegetable consumption

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:12-17
References:Beal et al. (2019). Global Patterns of Adolescent Fruit, Vegetable, Carbonated Soft Drink, and Fast-food consumption: A meta-analysis of global school-based student health surveys. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1177/0379572119848287 sourced from Food Systems Dashboard http://www.foodsystemsdashboard.org/food-system
Definitions:Prevalence of less-than-daily vegetable consumption (% less-than-daily vegetable consumption)

Estimated per-capita processed meat intake

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
References:Global Burden of Disease, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation http://ghdx.healthdata.org/
Definitions:Estimated per-capita processed meat intake (g per day)

Estimated per capita whole grains intake

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
References:Global Burden of Disease, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation http://ghdx.healthdata.org/
Definitions:Estimated per-capita whole grains intake (g/day)

Mental health - depression disorders

Adults, 2015

References:Prevalence data from Global Burden of Disease study 2015 (http://ghdx.healthdata.org) published in: Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates. Geneva:World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Definitions:% of population with depression disorders

Mental health - anxiety disorders

Adults, 2015

References:Prevalence data from Global Burden of Disease study 2015 (http://ghdx.healthdata.org) published in: Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates. Geneva:World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Definitions:% of population with anxiety disorders

Oesophageal cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, oesophagus, adults ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, oesophagus, adults ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Breast cancer

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, breast, females, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Colorectal cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, colorectum, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, colorectum, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Pancreatic cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, pancreas, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, pancreas, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Gallbladder cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, gallbladder, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, gallbladder, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Kidney cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, kidney, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, kidney, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Cancer of the uterus

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, cervix uteri, females, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Raised blood pressure

Adults, 2015

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A875?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised estimated % Raised blood pressure 2015 (SBP>=140 OR DBP>=90).

Men, 2015

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A875?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised estimated % Raised blood pressure 2015 (SBP>=140 OR DBP>=90).

Women, 2015

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A875?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised estimated % Raised blood pressure 2015 (SBP>=140 OR DBP>=90).

Raised cholesterol

Adults, 2008

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A885
Definitions:% Raised total cholesterol (>= 5.0 mmol/L) (age-standardized estimate).

Men, 2008

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A885
Definitions:% Raised total cholesterol (>= 5.0 mmol/L) (age-standardized estimate).

Women, 2008

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A885
Definitions:% Raised total cholesterol (>= 5.0 mmol/L) (age-standardized estimate).

Raised fasting blood glucose

Men, 2014

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A869?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised % raised fasting blood glucose (>= 7.0 mmol/L or on medication).

Women, 2014

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A869?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised % raised fasting blood glucose (>= 7.0 mmol/L or on medication).

Diabetes prevalence

Adults, 2019

Age:20-79
References:Reproduced with kind permission International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 9th edn. Brussels,Belgium: 2019. Available at: https://www.diabetesatlas.org
Definitions:Diabetes age-adjusted comparative prevalence (%).

Adults, 2017

References:Reproduced with kind permission of IDF, International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 8th edition. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation, 2017. http://www.diabetesatlas.org
Definitions:Diabetes age-adjusted comparative prevalence (%).

Policies, Interventions and Actions

Trans-fat policy

The content of trans fat, other than trans fat naturally occurring in fat of animal origin, in food intended for the final consumer and food intended for supply to retail, shall not exceed 2 grams per 100 grams of fat.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2021 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:The content of trans fat, other than trans fat naturally occurring in fat of animal origin, in food intended for the final consumer and food intended for supply to retail, shall not exceed 2 grams per 100 grams of fat.
Find out more:extranet.who.int
References:Countdown to 2023: WHO report on global trans-fat elimination 2020. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2020. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO

School Fruit, Vegetables and Milk Scheme

"Applicable since 1 August 2017, the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme combines two previous schemes (the school fruit and vegetables scheme and the school milk scheme) under a single legal framework for more efficiency and an enhanced focus on health and educational. The scheme supports the distribution of products, educational measures and information measures. The scheme supports the distribution of fruit, vegetables, milk and certain milk products to schoolchildren, from nursery to secondary school. EU countries approve a list of products (in collaboration with their health and nutrition authorities) which will help achieve the schemes objective of helping children to follow a healthy diet. Priority is for fresh fruit and vegetables and for plain milk. In order to support a varied diet and/or specific nutritional needs, EU countries may also make processed fruit and vegetables such as juices and soups and certain milk products such as yoghurt and cheese, available. Additionally, under stricter conditions, milk-based drinks may be included." - EU Commission

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2017 (ongoing)
Organisation:European Commission
Find out more:ec.europa.eu
References:https://ec.europa.eu/info/food-farming-fisheries/key-policies/common-agricultural-policy/market-measures/school-fruit-vegetables-and-milk-scheme/school-scheme-explained_en

EU nutrient content lists

Passed in 2011, EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers requires a list of the nutrient content of most pre-packaged food to be provided on the back of the pack from 13 December 2016.

Categories:Labelling Regulation/Guidelines
Year(s):2016 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:European Commission
Find out more:eur-lex.europa.eu

NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH CARE 2016-2023

Lithuanian national public health care programme including national obesity strategy.

Categories:Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action plan
Year(s):2016-2023
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
References:https://extranet.who.int/ncdccs/Data/LTU_B11_Visuomen%c4%97s%20sveikatos%20programa.pdf

Order V-964 Amendment 2016

Catering standards for pre-schools, secondary schools and childrens so'cial care institutions. Food and nutrient-based standards exist.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2016 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania
Find out more:extranet.who.int
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Information provided with kind permission of GINA (Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action) https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/sites/default/files/2015%20Amending%202011%20school%20food%20law.pdf.

Physical Activity Promotion among Kaunas Region Communities Using Information Technology

This intervention involves the development of distance learning programmes to promote physical activity among Kaunas region communities.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2016 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Find out more:www.lsu.lt
References:WHO Europe: http://www.euro.who.int/en/countries/lithuania/news/news/2016/02/lithuanian-sports-university-and-kaunas-region-promote-physical-activity (last accessed 29.6.16)

Law on Food Advertising

Laws on advertising food products including marketing of energy drinks to under 18 year olds, food content, characteristics, infant formula, genetic modification and food supplements.

Categories:Taxation/Subsidies on Food or Beverages or law relating to public health
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Republic of Lithuania
Find out more:e-seimas.lrs.lt
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Information provided with kind permission of GINA (Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action) https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/sites/default/files/LTU%202015%20Law%20on%20Advertising.pdf.

Republic of Lithuania Law on Advertising

The Republic of Lithuania Law on Advertising includes food marketing restrictions in children's television programmes.

Categories:Evidence of Marketing Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Lithuanian Government
Find out more:e-seimas.lrs.lt
References:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666320303135

European Union (EU) Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020

EU Action plan. To contribute to halting the rise in overweight and obesity in children and young people (0-18 years) by 2020

Categories:Transnational Obesity Strategies/Policy or Action Plan
Year(s):2014-2020
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Ministry of Health
Find out more:ec.europa.eu
Linked document:Download linked document
References:EU Action Plan on Childhood Table of contents [Internet]. Available from: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/nutrition_physical_activity/docs/childhoodobesity_actionplan_2014_2020_en.pdf ‌

Law on Advertising - Energy drink advertisement

The Lithuanian Parliament passed legislation in 2014 which prohibits the advertisement of energy drinks to children (under 18s) via sponsorship in media and in physical settings such as schools, cinemas. etc as part of an amendment to their Law on Advertising.

Categories:Evidence of Marketing Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children

National Health Strategy 2014-2025

Aims to make people living in Lithuania healthier, prolong their life expectancy, improve the health of the population and reduce health inequalities by forming a healthy lifestyle and its culture, promoting healthy eating habits, developing optimal physical activity habits, improving maternal and child health and strengthening the prevention and control of chronic non-infectious diseases.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2014-2025
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
Find out more:www.e-tar.lt
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Information provided with kind permission of GINA (Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action) https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/sites/default/files/LTU%202014%20National%20Health%20Strategy%202014-2025.pdf.

Ordering on Labelling of foodstuffs by Keyhole symbol

Regulations on food labelling using a keyhole symbol to reduce morbidity by CVD, cancer, obesity, diabetes and improve a nutrition of population by promoting choice of foodstuffs containing less fat, sugar and (or) salt and (or) more dietary fibre among other similar foodstuffs.

Categories:Labelling Regulation/Guidelines
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Ministry of Health
Find out more:sam.lrv.lt
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Information provided with kind permission of GINA (Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action) https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/sites/default/files/LTU%202017%20Health%20Claim%20Labeling%20Symbol.pdf.

Commission on health affairs

The Lithuanian Commission on Health Affairs, an inter-institutional coordination of activities related to health, including nutrition, was established in 2013.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2013 (ongoing)

NCD targets for Lithuania

Lithuania's NCD targets include the aim of stabilising the rate of obesity growth for both men (18% overweight in 2012) and women (19% overweight in 2012) for ages 20-64 by 2025

Categories:Evidence of NCD strategy
Year(s):2012-2025
References:https://extranet.who.int/ncdccs/Data/LTU_Lithuania_NCD_targets_2019.pdf

Evaluation of the EU school milk and fruit scheme

European Court of Auditors (2011) Are the school milk and school fruit schemes effective? Special Report No 10. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

Categories:Health Effectiveness Reviews (obesity related)
Year(s):2011 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:EUROPEAN COURT OF AUDITORS
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Information provided with kind permission of World Cancer Research Fund International from their NOURISHING framework www.wcrf.org/NOURISHING

National Sport Development Strategy

A national policy strategy on physical activity

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2011-2020
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Government
Find out more:www3.lrs.lt

Regulations on pre-school and school nutrition (with 2016 amendments)

Guidelines on pre-school and school nutrition aiming to create conditions conducive to the health of children's diet, to ensure the best food safety and quality, to satisfy the physiological needs of children's nutrients, and to develop healthy eating habits.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2011 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Office of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania
Find out more:extranet.who.int
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Information provided with kind permission of GINA (Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action) https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/sites/default/files/LTU%202011%20Preschool%20and%20school%20nutrition.pdf.

EU health and nutrient claims regulation

Regulation nº 1924/2006 establishes EU-wide rules on the use of specified health and nutrient claims. The European Commission approves claims provided they are based on scientific evidence and accessible consumers. The European Food Safety Authority is responsible for evaluating the scientific evidence supporting health claims. Nutrition claims may only be used on food defined as "healthy" by a nutrient profile.

Categories:Labelling Regulation/Guidelines
Year(s):2006 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:European Commission
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References:https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/ALL/?uri=CELEX%3A32006R1924

Nutrition-Friendly Schools Initiative (NFSI)

"The NFSI is a school-based programme that addresses the double burden of malnutrition –undernutrition, including micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight/obesity. It is a tool for developing a school environment that promotes the nutritional well-being of school-age children and increases their physical activity levels."

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2006 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:World Health Organization
Linked document:Download linked document
References:https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/default/files/nutrition_physical_activity/docs/implementation_report_a1c_en.pdf

Lithuania's State Food and Nutrition Strategy and Action Plan for 2003-2010

Lithuania's State Food and Nutrition Strategy State Action Plan for 2003-2010 includes specific nutritional goals, but does not mention food marketing to children

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2003-2010
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Ministry of Health
Linked document:Download linked document

State Food and Nutrition Strategy

In 2001, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania approved the State Food and Nutrition Strategy.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2003-2010
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Government of the Republic of Lithuania
References:https://e-seimas.lrs.lt/portal/legalAct/lt/TAD/TAIS.219949/asr

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