Report of the Meeting of the Nutrition Knowledge Network
Tel Aviv, Israel, 10 – 12 March 2013
The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe organized a meeting of the nutrition knowledge network in March 2013 to advance the agenda of nutrition and health in the European Region.
This meeting was immediately followed by a regional consultation on the preparation of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to take place in Rome in November 2014. The preparatory meeting provided an overview of the three malnutrition problems that affect the population in the region in various proportions (undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity) and pointed to priority concerns about overall excess consumption of energy, excessive consumption of saturated fat, trans fats, sugar and salt, insufficient consumption of fruit and vegetables and the strong social gradient in overweight, obesity and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).