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WHO DG Calls On Commission On Ending Childhood Obesity To Create Recommendations, Policy Options

U.N. News Centre: If current trends hold, childhood obesity will hit 70 million by 2025, warns U.N. health agency
“Childhood obesity does not arise from lifestyle choices made by the child, the World Health Organization (WHO) said [Monday], stressing that the huge problem, especially in developing countries [is] on the marketing of sugar-rich non-alcoholic beverages, ultra-processed, energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods. ‘Childhood obesity can erode the benefits that arrive with social and economic progress,’ WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan told the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity, which is meeting in Hong Kong. … She urged the commission to turn its findings and new thinking into further recommendations and menus of policy options…” (6/22).

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