National Health Guidelines give prominence to adequate water intake

06.10.2017
Category: News

In addition to the scientific opinion of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) which recommends a daily water intake of 1.6 litres for women or 2.0 litres for men (assuming that food contributes on average 20% of the total water intake), the importance of drinking adequate amounts of water is also acknowledged by national governments, public health institutes and agencies.

If you are interested in learning more about the water intake recommendations provided by national health authorities, please check the list per country below or click here to download the full compilation. 

Austria:
Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs
Austria.pdf

Belgium:
Vlaams Instituut Gezond Leven (Flemish Institute for Health Promotion)
Food in Action and Institut Paul Lambin (Walloon recommendations)
Belgium.pdf

Bulgaria:
Ministry of Health
Bulgaria.pdf

Croatia:
Croatian National Institute for Public Health
Croatia.pdf

Czech Republic:
The Czech Society for Nutrition
Czech Republic.pdf

Denmark:
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
Denmark.pdf

France:
National Health & Nutrition Program & French Public Health
France.pdf

Germany:
German Nutrition Society
Germany.pdf

Greece:
Ministries of Health, Education and Agriculture and by the National School of Public Health
Greece.pdf

Hungary:
The National Public Health and Medical Officer Service
Hungary.pdf

Ireland:
Department of Health
Ireland.pdf

Italy:
National Research Institute for Food and Nutrition
Italy.pdf

Latvia:
Ministry of Health
Latvia.pdf

Luxembourg:
Ministry of Health
Luxembourg.pdf

Malta:
The Maltese Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Directorate
Malta.pdf

Mediterranean Diet:
The Mediterranean Diet Foundation
Mediterranean Diet.pdf

Netherlands:
Food Centre
Netherlands.pdf

Nordic Countries:
Nordic Council of Ministers
Nordic Countries.pdf

Poland:
National Food and Nutrition Institute in collaboration with the Ministry of Health
Poland.pdf

Portugal:
National Health Service
Portugal.pdf

Romania:
Ministry of Health
Romania.pdf

Slovak Republic:
Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic
Slovak Republic.pdf

Slovenia:
National Institute of Public Health
Slovenia.pdf

Spain:
Spanish Government- Spanish Agency for Consumers, Food Safety and Nutrition
Spain.pdf

Switzerland:
Swiss Nutrition Society
Switzerland.pdf

Turkey:
The Ministry of Health of Turkey - The General Directorate of Primary Health Care, and Hacettepe University, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Turkey.pdf

United Kingdom:
Public Health England
UK.pdf


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