« The issue, “Turning the tide on obesity and unhealthy diets”, gives a snapshot of the current challenges governments face in making policies for improving public health. It examines the rapid increase in overweight and obesity among children and adolescents, and the need for transforming both service delivery and the scope of practice of health professionals.
The publication also provides concrete and effective solutions that have been implemented in all corners of the Region. It presents lessons learned on topics such as taxation on sugary drinks; clear, consumer-friendly front-of-package labelling; marketing restrictions on the promotion of fatty, salty and sugary foods to children; school food policies; and public procurement. »