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Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

Authors/ source/ publisher
World Health Organization
Date added to library 26 January 2016
Year published
2016
Abstract
The Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) presented its final report to the WHO Director-General  culminating in a two-year process to address the alarming levels of childhood obesity and overweight globally. 
 
The ECHO report proposes a range of recommendations for governments aimed at reversing the rising trend of children aged under 5 years becoming overweight and obese. At least 41 million children in this age group are obese or overweight, with the greatest rise in the number of children being obese or overweight coming from low- and middle-income countries. The report contains six key recommendations: 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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