TABLE 9-1 Examples of Countries and Regions that Have Developed Strategies or Action Plans to Promote Healthful Eating and Physical Activity and to Prevent Obesity


Strategy or Action Plan



Best Options for Promoting Healthy Weight and Preventing Weight Gain in New South Wales

Gill et al. (2005)


Improving the Health of Canadians: Promoting Healthy Weights

Canadian Institute for Health Information (2006)


Global Strategy Against Obesity

Ministry of Health (2005)


National Action Plan Against Obesity. Recommendations and Perspectives

National Board of Health (2003)


Finnish Nutrition Recommendations 2005

Government Resolution on Policies to Develop Health-Enhancing Physical Activity in Finland

National Nutrition Council, National Public Health Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (2005)

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (2002)


Taking Charge of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Agence Nationale d’Accréditation et d’Évaluation en Santé (2003)


Obesity: The Policy Challenges. The Report of the National Taskforce on Obesity

National Taskforce on Obesity (2005)

The Netherlands

Living Longer in Good Health

Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport (2004)


Prescriptions for a Healthier Norway

Ministry of Social Affairs (2002–2003)


The Action Plan on Physical Activity 2005–2009: Working Together for Physical Activity

Departemente Ministries (2005)


National Programme Against Obesity

Portuguese Ministry of Health and Portuguese General Directorate of Health (2004)


Resolution on The National Programme of Food and Nutrition Policy 2005–2010

National Institute of Public Health, Republic of Slovenia (2005)


Spanish Strategy for Nutrition, Physical Activity and Prevention of Obesity

Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs (2005)

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