The Reference Group is a high level, internationally recognized group of experts with diverse and multi-sectoral backgrounds that has assisted WHO in devising the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health. A draft outline of the Strategy was prepared by WHO secretariat with the advice of the Reference Group. This draft served as the first discussion paper for the consultation meetings. The Reference Group will continue to advise the WHO secretariat as the process moves forward.
The chairperson of the reference group is Professor Kaare Norum, from the Institute for Nutrition Research, University of Oslo, Norway.