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WHO commission on ending childhood obesity

In 2016 the Commission released a report containing a set of recommendations to successfully tackle childhood and adolescent obesity in different contexts around the world.

The main recommendations contained in the report are:

  • Promote intake of healthy foods
  • Promote physical activity
  • Preconception and pregnancy care
  • Early childhood diet and physical activity
  • Health, nutrition and physical activity for school-age children
  • Weight management.

The Commission also provided an implementation plan describing the actions needed in Member States to implement the recommendations in the report. The implementation plan provides a summary of the recommended interventions which can be taken by policy makers to stop the rise in childhood obesity.

OPC submissions

The OPC provided submissions in relation to the Commission’s: