Childhood obesity

The Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) has presented its final report to the WHO Director-General, culminating a two-year process to address the levels of childhood obesity and overweight globally.

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The report Ending Childhood Obesity proposes a range of recommendations for governments aimed at reversing the rising trend of children aged under 5 years becoming overweight and obese.

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The 6 main recommendations for governments 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


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