Ministry of Health (Italy)

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Ministry of Health
Ministero della Salute
Ministry of Health (Italy) seal.svg
Ministry of Health (Italy) in 2020.09.jpg
Headquarters in viale G. Ribotta, 5
Agency overview
Formed2001; 20 years ago (2001)
JurisdictionGovernment of Italy
HeadquartersViale Giorgio Ribotta, 5 - 00144 Rome
Main Headquarters
Lungotevere Ripa, 1 - 00153 Roma
Minister Office

The Ministry of Health (Italian: Ministero della Salute) is a governmental agency of Italy. Its headquarters are in Rome[1] and is led by the Italian Minister of Health.

The Ministry developed the Italian Food Pyramid (Piramide Alimentare Italiana) to guide food and meal planning. The divisions show healthy intake of water, fruits and vegetables, starches (bread, biscotti, pasta, etc.), protein (meat, cold cut meats, eggs, fish, etc.), milk and dairy, and occasional uses (oils, sweets, and alcohol). The pyramid is intended to represent the variety of foods eaten over an entire week, averaged into daily portions.

An example of their legislation is the Italian Device Registration to meet (and exceed) the EEC's Medical Devices Directive.

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  1. ^ "Contatti Archived 2011-04-11 at the Wayback Machine." Ministry of Health. Retrieved on 26 April 2011.

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