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:
Monitoring and Evaluation of Worksite Health Promotion Programs - Current state of knowledge and implications for practice.