Nutrition for older persons
Statement by the Director-General of the World Health Organization
We want to stress that healthy ageing includes more than the mere absence of disease. Our goal is that everybody can enjoy a good quality of life and have a recognized role to play as full and useful members of society.
For people to have the power to be healthy, they need knowledge that helps them to make the best choices and to implement them. As we see from the recent trends of reduction in heart diseases and cancers in several industrialized countries, up-to-date, applicable knowledge is a pre-requisite for better health.