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.Read more
Top storyRollout of the Essential training for primary health care workers on the integrated management of hypertension and diabetes in Ukraine
The first training of trainers for the Essential training for primary health care workers on the integrated management of hypertension and diabetes took place in Kyiv, Ukraine on 17-19 October, 2016 followed by the first cascade trainings for one hundred primary health care (PHC) doctors and nurses on October 20-21.
- New report highlights key considerations for the use of law to prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the Region
- WHO publishes evaluation of the Turkish Healthy Nutrition and Active Life Programme
- France becomes one of the first countries in Region to recommend colour-coded nutrition labelling system
Monitoring and surveillance
- Monitoring the implementation of the European Strategy for Nutrition and Physical Activity
- WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI)
- Collaboration between WHO and European Commission on promoting physical activity for health
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This 360 virtual reality video documents the vibrant food market landscapes in several cities in central Asia and south-eastern Europe.The video is best viewed using virtual reality headsets.
PublicationsTurkish Healthy Nutrition and Active Life Programme 2010–2014 and related initiatives (2016) More publications
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