Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

Interim Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity: Open for comment

Open for comment: March – 5 June 2015

The period for comment is now closed

The Interim Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity was open for comment from relevant stakeholders from March – 5 June 2015. In addition, the Commission held regional consultations and hearings throughout the consultative period.

In this report the Commission identifies key issues including: the importance of a life-course approach to simultaneously address the risk factors for childhood obesity from before conception, through pregnancy and during childhood, as well as the obesogenic environment in which children and adolescents grow and develop. In addition, it outlines potential policy options that governments could consider to reduce the intake of unhealthy foods and non-alcoholic beverages, increase the intake of healthy foods and promote physical activity in children and adolescents.

The Commission welcomed suggestions and feedback on the interim report and will consider these, in addition to the inputs received through the regional consultations, in the development of the final report.