The WHO presents a package of recommendations to address childhood obesity

WHO - Wed, 07/06/2016

The WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity has developed a series of recommendations for governments aimed at reducing the alarming rate of childhood obesity and overweight around the world.

This set of interventions is presented under the following six areas:

  1. Promote intake of healthy foods.
  2. Promote physical activity.
  3. Preconception and pregnancy care.
  4. Early childhood diet and physical activity.
  5. Health, nutrition and physical activity for school-age children.
  6. Weight management.

On this occasion, the objectives that are meant to be reached by implementing a multisectoral approach are: to increase the intake of healthy foods and to reduce the intake of those unhealthy, to reduce obesogenic environments as well as sedentary behaviours and to create a positive health environment throughout every stage of a child’s life, including their school and family surroundings.

More information available in: World Health Organization