Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

The Role of Member States

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The Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (DPAS) fosters the formulation and promotion of national policies, strategies and action plans to improve diet and encourage physical activity.

The role of government is crucial in achieving sustainable changes in public health. Governments have a primary steering and stewardship role in initiating and developing DPAS, ensuring that it is implemented and monitoring its impact in the long run.

National institutions for public health, nutrition and physical activity can provide the necessary expertise, monitor developments, help to coordinate activities, participate in collaboration at international level, and provide advice to decision-makers.

A Step-wise approach for Member States

The following table provides possible intervention strategies or examples of areas for action Member States can take in order to fight the childhood obesity epidemic.