In March 2015 the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity published its Interim Report.

One of its key findings:

“Energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods and sugar-sweetened non-alcoholic beverages are important drivers of the obesity epidemic in school-age children and adolescents globally, acting to both cause and maintain overweight and obesity. Increasing access to, and promotion of, lower energy-density foods, and to water as an alternative to sugar sweetened non-alcoholic beverages, are actions necessary to make the environment less obesogenic, and to establish healthier behavioural norms.” (page 21,  §55)

The Interim Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity is now open for comment (March-June 2015) from relevant stakeholders. In addition, the Commission will hold regional consultations and hearings throughout this consultative period.

Interim report: http://www.who.int/end-childhood-obesity/commission-ending-childhood-obesity-interim-report.pdf

Calendar  : http://www.who.int/end-childhood-obesity/events-timeline/en/