Ministerial Round Table on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, fifty-third session, Kyoto, Japan, 16-20 September 2002
At the fifty-third session at the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific in Kyoto, Japan, health policy-makers from 30 countries and areas of the Western Pacific participated in a round-table on "diet, physical activity and health" that discussed how lifestyle changes can be achieved in whole populations. Reviewing successful experiences, participants stressed the need to build supportive environments to facilitate personal change. Many factors generate changes in disease patterns; to bring about positive changes in lifestyles it will take an alliance of many partners, in government, the private sector and civil society.
The summary of ideas and experiences discussed at the Ministerial Round Table will be one of the contributions from the Western Pacific Region to developing a global strategy on diet, physical activity and health.