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Thought Bullets
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June 2004 

World Health Organization - Global Strategy

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been in intense discussions for two years on the best strategy to combat the increase of obesity in human populations around the world. Representatives of several countries met in Geneva last month to approve the proposed strategy on diet, physical activity and health. For this month’s thought bullets, I share some of the proposed components of WHO’s strategic plan. I also want to share with you some of the controversies that have surrounded the recommendations.

Sources:
World Health Organization website: www.who.int  (Search by key word "obesity.")  Accessed May 18, 2004.

Hellmich N. Health agency presents global plan to fight obesity. USA Today, May 17, 2004.


Compiled by Betty Holmes, MS, RD

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