Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

Photo of 2 young girls in front of computer, EURO.

15 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.

Many countries are experiencing a rapid rise in obesity among infants and children under 5 years of age. 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.