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Nutrition Reports

The German Nutrition Report published by the DGE on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany

The Nutrition Reports for the Ferderal Republic of Germany have been published by the DGE since 1969. Since 1972 it is provided every 4 years by directive of the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture. The subjects follow topics of current interest.

History of the Nutrition Reports

In 1968, the government of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) commissioned the German Nutrition Society (DGE) to prepare a report concerning the nutritional status of the German population. This Nutrition Report was well received when it was submitted in June of 1969 because for the first time it provided a wide-ranging overview of data that were available about nutrition in the FRG. As a result the government decided to commission the DGE to prepare a comparable report every 4 years.In addition to an analysis of the nutritional situation in the FRG the Nutrition Reports from 1972 to 2000 contained reviews of important aspects covering current topics in nutrition. The Nutrition Reports provoked considerable interest both within and outside Germany.

An Englisch summary of the respective Nutrition Report may be available upon request. Please contact us. You can find our adress on the top of the page ("Impressum")

The following Nutrition Reports provide most recent statistical data of the nutritional situation in Germany which are supplemented by overviews, analyses and reviews of studies on present nutritional problems including evaluations.

13th DGE-Nutrition Report

The 13th DGE-Nutrition Report 2016 dealt with:

  • Nutritional situation in Germany
  • Catering in nurseries
  • Catering in care homes for the elderly
  • Influence of food processing and meal preparation on food choice, nutrient intake, intake of additives and the body weight of children, adolescents and adults
  • Influence of diet in the prevention of nutrition-related diseases
  • Behavioural and conditional prevention of obesity

 Summary of the 13th DGE-Nutrition Report 2016

Nutrition Report 2012

The Nutrition Report 2012 dealt with:

  • Nutritional Situation in Germany
  • Nutritional Situation of Seniors with Need of Care in Private Homes in Germany (ErnSiPP Study)
  • Situation, Quality and Satisfaction with “Meals on Wheels”
  • Food Safety
  • Disease Prevention and Nutrition

 Summary of the Nutrition Report 2012

Nutrition Report 2008

The Nutrition Report 2008 dealt with:

  • Nutritional situation in Germany
  • Company canteens – An Assessment of the Current Situation in Germany
  • Nutrition of the Eldery in German Nursing Homes
  • Toxicological Aspects of Nutrition
  • Microbiological Aspects of Nutrition
  • Nutrition and 'Fetal Programming'
  • Disease Prevention and Nutrition

 Summary of the Nutrition Report 2008

Nutrition Report 2004

The Nutrition Report 2004 dealt with:

  • Nutritional situation in Germany
  • Toxicological aspects of nutrition
  • Microbiological aspects of nutrition
  • Vitamin and mineral content of vegetable food
  • Tumorigenesis – inhibiting and promoting nutritional factors
  • Nutritional influence on the intestinal flora
  • Influence of phytochemicals on health
  • Representation and effect of nutritional information on television
  • Enrichment of food and new products

 Summary of the Nutrition Report 2004

Nutrition Report 2000

The Nutrition Report 2000 dealt with:

  • The nutritional situation in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Breastfeeding and infant nutrition in Germany
  • Nutritional situation in day-care centres: Study of the Nutritional Situation in Day-Care Centres
  • Eating habits and nutritional situation of children and adolescents
  • Nutrition of the elderly
  • Toxicological aspects of nutrition
  • Microbiological aspects of nutrition
  • Technological aspects of food processing
  • Nutritional influence on the intestinal flora
  • Prevention of diseases by wholesome diets

The Nutrition Report 2000 comprises 393 pages. It costs 24,00 € plus forwarding expenses and is available in bookshops (ISBN: 3-921606-40-3) or via Henrich Druck + Medien GmbH and DGE-MedienService

Summary of the Nutrition Report 2000

Nutrition Report 1996

The Nutrition Report 1996 dealt with:

  • The nutritional situation in Germany
  • Institutional feeding in the new Federal Länder (former German Democratic Republic)
  • Iodine deficiency prophylaxis in Germany
  • Toxicological aspects of nutrition
  • Microbiological aspects of nutrition
  • Tumorigenesis – inhibiting and promoting effects of nutritional factors
  • Significance of phytochemicals for health
  • Malnutrition of geriatric patients
  • Novel food
  • Information provided on food labels as a factor influencing food choice

Nutrition Report 1992

The 1992 Report dealt with:

  • Development of the nutritional situation in Germany
  • Toxicological and microbiological aspects of nutrition
  • Selected socio-cultural influences on the nutritional behaviour
  • Food allergies and food intolerance reactions
  • Tumorigenesis – inhibiting and promoting effects of nutritional factors
  • Iodine supply and iodine deficiency prophylaxis in Germany

Nutrition Report 1988

The 1988 Nutrition Report dealt with:

  • Development of the nutritional situation in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Toxicological and microbiological aspects of nutrition
  • Documentation Chernobyl
  • Food allergies and food intolerance reactions
  • Influence of federal measures on the nutritional behaviour
  • Influences on human food intake
  • Meals eaten away from home
  • Recommendations to meet nutrient and dietary energy requirements
  • Nutritional research in the Federal Republic of Germany

Nutrition Report 1984

The 1984 Nutrition Report discussed the following topics:

  • Development of the nutritional situation in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Chemical-toxicological and hygienic-microbiological aspects of food
  • Psychosocial evaluation of nutrition in families with children
  • Development of the food demand in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Critical evaluation of alternative diets

Nutrition Report 1980

The 1980 Nutrition Report dealt with:

  • Development of the nutritional situation in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Nutritional behaviour in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Eating away from home (problem analysis with special regard to the main meal)
  • Relationship between nutrition research and health policy

Nutrition Report 1976

In 1976 detailed information was presented in the following fields:

  • Food consumption and nutrient supply in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • The influence of nutrition on the health situation in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Hygienic-toxicological and microbiological aspects of food
  • Communal feeding in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Analysis of some selected samples of the influence of advertising on the nutritional behaviour
  • Psychological causes of poor nutritional behaviour

Nutrition Report 1972

In addition to an analysis of the nutritional situation in the Federal Republic of Germany the Reports of 1972 to 2004 also contain reviews of studies on nutritional problems. The following subjects were dealt with in 1972:

  • Nutritional behaviour in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Nutritional significance of processed food
  • Changes in food quality during storage, processing and packaging
  • Nutrition education at school
  • Nutrition science and nutrition research

Nutrition Report 1969

The 1969 Nutrition Report dealt with the following subjects on 140 pages:

  • Production and consumption in the light of nutritional physiology
  • Relation between production and consumption of food produced in Germany
  • Population and consumer structure according to economic sectors
  • Relation between physiological consumer requirements and food prices
  • Food consumption and nutrient intake
  • Changes in nutrition in an industrial society
  • Evaluation according to nutritional physiology
  • Conclusions and future trends

The Nutrition Reports provoked considerable interest both within and outside Germany. From 1984 on, summaries of the Nutrition Reports have therefore been translated into English.

IUNS-members may order a free copy. Please contact us.

Nutrition Report 2000 and newer

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