Food safety

The 3 Fives

Five Keys to Safer Food, Five Keys to a Healthy Diet, Five Keys to Appropriate Physical activity

From the 2008 Beijing Olympics to the 2010 FIFA World Cup

The 3 Fives: five keys to safer food; five keys to a healthy diet; five keys to appropriate physical activity
FIFA World Cup

The WHO 3 Fives concept is a unique product, initially tailor-made for major sporting events. The particular combination of food safety, nutrition and physical activity has a special resonance in combination with athletes, but also has a general appeal because it works for all people all over the world. Launched in China on the occasion of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 3 Fives have now been adopted by the Department of Health of South Africa as part of a health promotion campaign to enhance public awareness about the key contribution of safe and nutritious food and physical activity to healthy lifestyles.

The 3 Fives were jointly developed by the WHO Departments of Food Safety and Zoonoses, Nutrition for Health and Development and Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion.

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Just published: The Health Legacy of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games: Success and Recommendations

The 3 Fives campaign for the Olympic Games
Beijing Olympics

Briefing note on the development of the 3 Fives, including summary of the WHO Health promotion campaign at Beijing Olympics

Food safety documents and publications on the web site of WHO country office in China

3 Fives Poster