Food marketing, children’s rights and Professor Cyrus Cooper on the life-course approach in the latest Public Health Panorama

Addressing the challenge of protecting children from the harmful effects of food marketing and assessing children's rights in health care in Uzbekistan are just two of health issues covered in the latest edition of Public Health Panorama (Volume 1, issue 3), now published.

This is the third edition of WHO/Europe's quarterly journal on public health, which features good practice in policy and research in public health across the European Region. It is published online and in print in both English and Russian.

Papers in this edition include:

  • "Addressing the challenge of food marketing to children", looking at using the nutrient profile model developed by WHO/Europe as a common tool to define which foods can be classified as high in saturated fats, trans fats, free sugars and/or salt and should not be marketed to children;
  • "Assessment and improvement of children's rights in health care", on tools and training piloted in Uzbekistan;
  • an interview with Professor Cyrus Cooper, Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton Medical School in the United Kingdom, in which he speaks of his inspiration and the importance of the life-course approach; and
  • an evaluation of the social support programme for tuberculosis patients in Armenia.

Papers are now being invited for forthcoming issues of Public Health Panorama. Details and deadlines are available on the WHO/Europe website.

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