EAT Food Forum

WHO on child obesity and nutrition

Message from Margaret Chan to the EAT Stockholm Food Forum

Childhood obesity is increasing world-wide, and the fastest increase rates are in low and middle-income countries. Childhood obesity is linked with many serious health complications. The situation demands strategic intervention encompassing many different sectors.

About Margaret Chan
Margaret Chan is Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). She has a medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and was Director of Health of Hong Kong before joining the WHO in 2003.

The message was sent as a contribution the EAT Stockholm Food Forum, co-organised by Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Stordalen Foundation.

Stockholm Resilience Centre is a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

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