Policy & analysis
  • A strategy for Europe on nutrition, overweight and obesity related health issues
    A summary of the White Paper in which the European Commission outlines a strategy for Europe to reduce ill health due to poor nutrition. This strategy, which focuses on effective partnerships, aims to propose concrete steps that can be taken at the European Union level so that poor nutrition and lack of physical exercise are no longer the main causes of avoidable illness and premature death in Europe. (European Commission)
  • Ashgabat Declaration on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the context of Health 2020
    Document summarizing the meeting of health ministers and representatives of the Member States of the WHO in the European Region, together with the WHO Regional Director for Europe and health experts and representatives of civil society and intergovernmental organizations to discuss ways to face the challenges posed by the heavy burden and threat of noncommunicable diseases and reaffirm commitment to existing frameworks to address noncommunicable diseases. (WHO/Europe)
  • Council conclusions on nutrition, obesity and physical activity
    16-point statement on issues of obesity, nutrition and physical activity and endorsing specific actions. (Council of the European Union )
  • European Charter on Counteracting Obesity
    To address the growing challenge posed by the epidemic of obesity to health, economies and development, the ministers and delegates attending the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity (Istanbul, Turkey, 15–17 November 2006) adopted the European Charter on Counteracting Obesity. (WHO/Europe)
  • Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health - strategy
    WHO has 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. (WHO)
  • WHO European Action Plan for Food and Nutrition Policy 2007–2012
    The Action Plan was developed through a series of consultations initiated at the European Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity in 2006. (WHO/Europe)
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    Stakeholders & projects
    Organisations: 12Projects: 7
  • Information and evidence resources, issue briefs, case studies and evidence synthesis briefs that can inform policy-making.

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    Evidence and evidence-informed practice
    Databases: 8Overviews: 3
  • A reference list of tools and methods to aid in the design, implementation and monitoring of policies in this area of public health.

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    Tools & methods
    Monitoring: 4Policy support: 12
  • Explore related indicators and visualizations, download data in Excel and CSV formats, analyze and share graphics.

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    Indicators & visualizations
    Indicators: 113Visualizations: 198