Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

Preventing Noncommunicable Diseases in the Workplace through Diet and Physical Activity

WHO/World Economic Forum Report of a Joint Event

As a further step towards the implementation of the WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (DPAS), WHO and the World Economic Forum organized a joint event on the prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the workplace through healthy diets and physical activity. The joint event was held in Dalian, China, on 5-6 September 2007.

The participants of the joint event (academics, NGOs, private sector and Ministries of Health), discussed the current state of knowledge regarding use of the workplace as a setting for NCDs prevention; key elements of successful workplace health promotion programmes focusing on diet and physical activity, and potential roles for different stakeholders in the development and implementation of these programmes.

Click below to download the document "Preventing noncommunicable diseases in the workplace through diet and physical activity - WHO/World Economic Forum Report of a Joint Event" available in the six WHO official languages. Note: the contents of the report, reflect the work of the meeting participants and have not been endorsed by WHO.

The background papers prepared for the Joint Event can be downloaded from the links below:

  • Stakeholder Involvement
    pdf, 262kb

    This document describes the potential roles that relevant stakeholders can play when planning a policy or programme to promote healthy diet and physical activity in the workplace. Furthermore, it describes mechanisms for interaction between the different stakeholders; potential barriers for interaction and how to overcome them.
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