• Comparative analysis of food and nutrition policies in WHO European member states : full report 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2003‎, EUR/03/5035226B)‏
      In line with the First Action Plan for Food and Nutrition Policy for the WHO European Region, 2000-2005, endorsed by the Regional Committee for Europe in 2000, Member States are encouraged to develop sound and sustainable food and nutrition policies. Several surveys on food and nutrition policy were carried out between 1994 and 1999. This report presents the data collected during these surveys. The aim is to compare the situation of food and nutrition policies in the Region and to show trends. The analyses present a broad picture of policy ...
    • Comparative analysis of food and nutrition policies in WHO European member states : summary report 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2003‎, EUR/03/5035226A)‏
      In line with the First Action Plan for Food and Nutrition Policy for the WHO European Region, 2000-2005, endorsed by the Regional Committee for Europe in 2000, Member States are encouraged to develop sound and sustainable food and nutrition policies. Several surveys on food and nutrition policy were carried out between 1994 and 1999. This report presents the data collected during these surveys. The aim is to compare the situation of food and nutrition policies in the Region and to show trends. The analyses present a broad picture of policy ...
    • Comparative analysis of nutrition policies in the WHO European Region : a comparative analysis of nutrition policies and plans of action in WHO European Region, May 2006 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; WHO European Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity : Diet and Physical Activity for Health (‏2006 : Istanbul, Turkey)‏ (‏2006‎, EUR/06/5062700/BD/2)‏
    • Comparative analysis of progress on the elimination of iodine deficiency disorders 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2000‎, EUR/ICP/LVNG 01 01 01)‏
      The World Health Organization (‏WHO)‏ and the World Summit for Children established an objective in 1990 for the global elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (‏IDD)‏ by the year 2000. A mid-decade target for universal salt iodization was adopted to accomplish this objective. Consequently, a worldwide action plan has been initiated to promote programmes to overcome IDD. The information presented in this document has been assembled from questionnaires completed by nutrition counterparts at ministries of health in the participating countries regarding ...
    • A comparative analysis of the situation regarding nutrition policies in WHO European Member States 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1998‎, EUR/ICP/LVNG 01 02 01(‏A)‏)‏
      The aim of the International Conference on Nutrition (‏ICN)‏ held in 1992 was to create a momentum for increasing the focus on nutrition-related activities throughout the world. Nutritional status is one of the best indicators of the welfare of individuals and, in turn, of societies. The ICN brought together all sectors involved in nutrition and was intended to be one event in the whole process of alleviating nutritional problems worldwide. The World Declaration and Plan of Action for Nutrition adopted at the ICN were subsequently endorsed in their ...
    • Development of a regional nutrition policy for Arkhangelsk : report on a WHO workshop, Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation 22-24 November 1999 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2000‎, EUR/ICP/LVNG 02 01 13)‏
      The process of developing a healthy nutrition policy in the Russian Federation began in 1998 on the initiative of the WHO Regional Office for Europe and with the support of the Norwegian Government. It is being coordinated by the State Research Centre for Preventive Medicine of the Russian Ministry of Health and the Research Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, with the aim of developing guidelines for a regional healthy nutrition policy specifically for the north-western part of the Russian Federation. In November ...
    • Development of food and nutrition action plans in countries of South-East Europe : report on a third workshop, Brijuni, Croatia 12 September 2002 

      United Nations Children's Fund (‏‎UNICEF)‏‎; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2002‎, EUR/02/5041545)‏
      The purpose of the workshop was to follow-up on the progress of the South-East European countries in their development of food and nutrition action plans. This initiative builds on the natural advantages and the geo-economic position of the region in relation to food and nutrition policy, promotes sustainable development in the region and improves skills needed to develop intersectoral policies in relation to food and nutrition. The workshop on Development of Food and Nutrition Action Plans in Countries of South-East Europe took place on 12 ...
    • Development of food and nutrition action plans in South East Europe : report on a second workshop, Sofia, 8-11 October 2001 

      United Nations Children's Fund (‏‎UNICEF)‏‎; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2002‎, EUR/01/5026015)‏
      The first consultation on development of food and nutrition action plans in the countries of southeastern Europe took place in Slovenia in June 2000. This second consultation provided the opportunity for these countries to present their draft food and nutrition action plans. These were discussed and advice was given on how to finalize action plans. Participants were keen to set up a nutrition network. The 50 participants came from 11 countries (‏Annex 3)‏ and represented the health, welfare, environment and agriculture sectors. The workshop was ...
    • Development of food and nutrition action plans in southern European countries : report on a WHO workshop, Rome, Italy 21-23 March 2002 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2002‎, EUR/02/5035208)‏
      Following a consultation in Malta in November 1999, attended by representatives of most of the 51 Member States of the WHO European Region, the Regional Office began a process to help develop food and nutrition action plans throughout the Region. The participants in the present workshop were from countries of Southern Europe. They met to improve the skills needed to develop intersectoral policies in relation to food and nutrition, and to establish a food and nutrition network for Southern Europe. This will enable them to promote sustainable ...
    • Development of food and nutrition action plans in the Baltic countries : report on a second consultation, Riga, 19-20 June 2001 

      United Nations Children's Fund (‏‎UNICEF)‏‎; Nordic Council of Ministers; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2001‎, EUR/01/5026926A)‏
    • Development of food and nutrition action plans in the Baltic countries : report on a third workshop, Parnu, Estonia, 10-12 June 2002 

      Nordic Council of Ministers; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2002‎, EUR/01/5041542)‏
      The first consultation on development of food and nutrition action plans in the Baltic countries took place in Riga in August 2000. A second consultation provided the opportunity for the Baltic countries to present draft food and nutrition action plans, discuss and receive advice on the way forward. Participants at this third consultation were able to present final food and nutrition action plans and present their strategies for implementation. A plan and timeframe to set up a Baltic/Nordic nutrition network was approved. The 38 participants ...
    • Development of the first food and nutrition action plan for the WHO European Region : report on a WHO consultation, Malta 8-10 November 1999 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2000‎, EUR/ICP/LVNG 01 02 10)‏
      Access to safe healthy food is a human right underpinned by Health21. Food is also a commodity that contributes to a country's national economy, so enormous economic interests are at stake in food production, processing, marketing and distribution. The role of the health sector is to help all stakeholders, whose main priority may not necessarily be health, to recognize the important role food plays regarding health. The health sector can only do this by developing evidence-based strategies that ensure health is central to all food policies. The ...
    • The First action plan for food and nutrition policy : WHO European Region 2000-2005 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2001‎, EUR/01/5026013)‏
      Access to a safe and healthy variety of food, as a fundamental human right, was stressed by the International Conference on Nutrition in 1992 and by the World Food Summit in 1996. A supply of nutritious and safe food is a prerequisite for health protection and promotion. In spite of commitments expressed and efforts made at national and international levels, there is still a need for policies which reduce the burden of food-related ill health and its cost to society and health services. This document stresses the need to develop food and nutrition ...
    • First Meeting of the European Union Physical Activity Focal Points Network Rome, Italy 21-22 October 2014 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2015)‏
      The European Commission and the WHO Regional Office for Europe have started a joint initiative that aims at developing and scaling-up monitoring and surveillance of healthenhancing physical activity (‏‎HEPA)‏‎ in the European Union Member States. An important aspect of this initiative is to set up a network of national physical activity focal points to help provide and validate information on physical activity from EU Member States in line with the monitoring framework established by the EU Council Recommendation on HEPA across sectors, and ...
    • Food and agriculture aspects of the draft health policy for the European region : report on a WHO consultation, Copenhagen 9-10 march 1998 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1998‎, EUR/ICP/EXCC 01 03 01(‏A)‏)‏
      Following the recommendations of a consultation on multisectoral issues and comments by Member States and others on the draft health policy for the WHO European Region, the WHO Regional Office for Europe convened a consultation on the food and agriculture aspects of the draft. The participants were experienced or involved with the food and agriculture sectors, food industry, local and national governments, private and public sectors, United Nations and European Union. They discussed how food and agriculture policies can contribute to health, and ...
    • Food and nutrition action plans in south-east Europe: a workshop for policy-makers : report on a WHO workshop, Kranj, Slovenia 1-3 June 2000 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2000‎, EUR/00/5014691)‏
      Following a consultation in Malta in November 1999, attended by representatives of most of the 51 Member States of the WHO European Region, the Regional Office began a process to help develop food and nutrition action plans throughout the Region. The participants in the present workshop were from south-east Europe and neighbouring countries. They met to improve the skills needed to develop intersectoral policies in relation to food and nutrition, and to establish a food and nutrition network for south-east Europe. This will enable them to promote ...
    • Food and nutrition action plans in the WHO European Region : past, present and future : report on a meeting of nutrition counterparts in the WHO European Region, Athens, 28 February - 2 March 2003 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2003‎, EUR/03/5035228)‏
      At the first meeting of nutrition counterparts in Malta in 1999, a draft WHO Food and Nutrition Action Plan was presented. At the WHO Regional Committee for Europe in September 2000, Member States unanimously endorsed the First Food and Nutrition Action Plan for the WHO European Region. The main goal of the WHO Action Plan is for all Member States in the WHO European Region to develop Food and Nutrition Action Plans by 2005. A ministerial conference will be held in 2006 to assess the progress towards this goal. During 2000-2002 workshops were ...
    • Food and nutrition policy for schools : a tool for the development of school nutrition programmes in the European Region 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏2006‎, EUR/06/5073063)‏
      Healthy nutrition interventions need to occur early in childhood and adolescence in order to prevent or reverse the adverse health effects of overweight and poor eating habits. Childhood and adolescence is a critical period for diets of high nutritional quality as the physiological need for nutrients is high relative to energy needs. In addition, many core eating habits and behavioural patterns are developed that may persist throughout adulthood. Schools can provide an important opportunity for prevention, because they provide the most effective ...
    • Food, nutrition and health policy : report on a workshop, Moscow, Russian Federation 20-24 April 1998 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1998‎, EUR/ICP/LVNG 03 01 01(‏A)‏)‏
      The Know-How Fund (‏United Kingdom)‏, Health Promotion Wales, the Institute of Nutrition of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, the Centre for Preventive Medicine, Moscow and the WHO Regional Office for Europe jointly organized a Workshop on Health, Nutrition and Food Policy in the Russian Federation. This was a follow-up to the preliminary workshop held in October 1997 (‏see WHO Regional Office for Europe document EUR/RUS/LVNG 02 01 09)‏. This Workshop addressed issues related to multisectoral activities at a national and regional ...
    • Food, nutrition and health policy in the Russian Federation : report on a WHO workshop, Moscow, Russian Federation, 14-17 October 1997 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe (‏1998‎, EUR/RUS/LVNG 02 01 09)‏
      Jointly with the Institute of Nutrition of the National Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow and the Centre for Food Policy at Thames Valley University, United Kingdom, the WHO Regional Office for Europe organized a workshop on nutrition and food policy in the Russian Federation. The workshop addressed issues related to the agriculture sector, the food industry and consumers, illustrated the impact of nutrient recommendations on agriculture and consumer food intake and convinced the health professionals present of the need to work with other ...