|Title:||Development of a WHO global strategy on diet, physical activity and health : European regional consultation : report on the Consultation, Copenhagen, 2-4 April 2003|
|Authors:||World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe|
|Publisher:||Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe|
|Abstract:||The European consultation with Member States on the WHO global strategy on diet, physical activity and health was held in Copenhagen from 2 to 4 April 2003. The goal of the consultation was to put forth recommendations for the development of the global strategy. The consultation was attended by intersectoral delegations of high-level technical government authorities from 15 invited Member States, as well as a representative of the European Commission, technical advisers and members of the WHO secretariat. Participants represented a range of sectors including food and nutrition, physical activity, sport, transport, agriculture, health promotion, environment and education. The consultation reviewed the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases at the global and regional level and highlighted the importance of developing sound and sustainable diet and physical activity policies to help reduce noncommunicable diseases. Most Member State delegations made presentations and/or submitted case studies on local and national initiatives to promote healthy nutrition and increased physical activity in their respective countries. Four parallel working groups addressing important elements of the policy-making process (evidence collection, policy development, policy implementation and monitoring and evaluation) were held to generate European recommendations which have been submitted to WHO headquarters for incorporation into the global strategy. It is expected that these recommendations will also help define the European Region's needs and directions for further work to promote healthy diet and physical activity|
|Gov't Doc #:||EUR/03/905732HQ|
|Appears in Collections:||Technical documents|
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