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Frequently asked questions about the WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
On this page WHO answers the main eight questions on the strategy: what it is, the key issues it addresses, how it was prepared, process and practice, taxes and subsidies, food-labeling issues, and private-sector questions for the junk-food industry.(30/Jun/2006)
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Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health: Overall Goal and Guiding Principles
This fact sheet summarizes the Global Strategy, the overall goal of which is to improve public health through healthy eating and physical activity, with guiding principles geared towards achieving that end. (30/Jun/2006)
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PAHO Regional Program on Healthy Eating and Active Living
This page describes the Program's goal, objectives, guiding principles, and expected results for the Region, with the motto Let's eat healthy and get moving Americas!(29/Jun/2006)
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WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
WHO developed, under a May 2002 mandate from Member States, a Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, which was endorsed by the May 2004 World Health Assembly. The link below offers access to the text of the final resolution (WHA57.17) with the strategy document attached.(30/May/2004)
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The World Health Report 2002: Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life
Worldwide, healthy life expectancy can be increased by 5 to 10 years if governments and individuals work together to reduce major health risks in each Region. This report examines more than risks to health and identifies interventions that would reduce these risks, thereby increasing healthy life years. The risks to health include underweight, unsafe sex, high blood pressure, tobacco, alcohol, unsafe water and sanitation, cholesterol, indoor smoke from solid fuels, iron deficiency and overweight. (30/Oct/2002)
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