Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity
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.
40 millionIn 2012, more than 40 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese.Fact sheet on obesity and overweight
70 millionchildren under 5 will be overweight or obese by 2025 if current trends continue.Facts and figures on childhood obesity