Nutrition

Tasty, nutritional food adds years to life and life to years. Nevertheless, the burden of disease associated with poor nutrition continues to grow in the WHO European Region. Poor diet, overweight and obesity contribute to a large proportion of noncommunicable diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer, the two main killers in the Region. National surveys in most countries indicate excessive fat intake, low fruit and vegetable intake and an increasing problem of obesity, all of which not only shorten life expectancy, but also harm the quality of life.

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European Salt Action Network restates its support for WHO goal of reducing salt intake to 5 g per day or less

The WHO European Salt Action Network (ESAN) has issued an authoritative statement in support of population approaches for salt reduction to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

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