Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

Interventions on diet and physical activity: what works: summary report

World Health Organization

Cover of publication: interventions on diet and physical activity

Publication details

Number of pages: 42
Publication date: 2009
ISBN: 978 92 4 159824 8



The "Summary Report" provides relevant stakeholders with a summary of the systematic review of evidence evaluating the effectiveness of diet and physical activity interventions to prevent chronic noncommunicable diseases.

The evidence is presented in eight categories: policy and environment; mass media; schools; workplace; community-based interventions; primary health care; older adults; and religious settings. Although this categorization was chosen to facilitate the analysis and presentation of results, it should be highlighted that for interventions to be effective they should be integrated and consistent with a broad supportive policy.

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