May 2014 -- To gather the best possible advice on dealing with the crisis of childhood obesity, WHO’s Director-General has established a high-level Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity. Tackling childhood obesity now represents an important opportunity to reduce the impact of heart disease, diabetes and other serious diseases in future – while immediately improving the health of children.
Unhealthy diets and physical inactivity are key risk factors for the major noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes.Heads of State and Government committed in the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of NCDs to reduce the exposure of populations to unhealthy diets and physical inactivity.
Diet and physical activity
Topics of interest
Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014
Salt reduction and iodine fortification strategies in public health
Global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020
A framework for implementing the set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children
Global recommendations on physical activity for health