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Launch of a virtual course on the principles of preventing obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases – PAHO/WHO

Join us on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 10:00 a.m. (Washington, DC or EDT) For event inaugurating the virtual self-education course ON Regulatory policies to prevent obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases. In this course, participants will gain access to strategies for designing and improving regulatory policies that reduce the demand for and supply of ultra-processed and processed foods and can stem the rise of obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

This webinar is intended for member state government officials and decision-makers responsible for designing and implementing food policies in the Americas Region; public health professionals and advocates supporting regulatory policies to prevent obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases, such as scientists, academia and practitioners; representatives of civil society organizations; and PAHO staff.

REGISTRATION HERE

How to participate

Webinar goals

  1. Launch and disseminate a self-learning virtual course in the region on legislation to prevent obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases.
  2. Explain the course objective, design, mode, duration and registration method.
  3. Share how course content can be applied by professionals and advocates across sectors (e.g. policymakers, academics and civil society organizations).

Context

Countries in the Americas Region are struggling with increasing rates of obesity and non-communicable diseases associated with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Many factors contribute to the growing epidemic of obesity and non-communicable diseases, such as social and economic conditions, including the operation of oligopolized production sectors that promote products and practices that are the main drivers of unhealthy food in food systems and dietary practices around the world.

Additionally, the ultra-processed food and beverage industry, the micronutrient industry, the pesticide and genetic manipulation of food industries, and related entities have been shown to often act to slow, undermine, distort, and/or hinder the development of effective food and nutrition policies and programs. This highlights the importance of capacity building to prevent and manage conflicts of interest as an integral part of developing effective food and nutrition policy governance.

To improve WHO and regional nutrition programs, PAHO is implementing a multi-module virtual course focusing on effective regulatory policies that can help stop the rise of obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases.

Time in other cities

  • 7:00 – Los Angeles, Vancouver.
  • 8:00 – Tegucigalpa, San Salvador, San Jose (CR), Mexico, Managua, Guatemala, Belmopan.
  • 9:00 – Bogota, Panama City, Kingston, Lima, Quito.
  • 10:00 – Asunción, Bridgetown, Caracas, Georgetown, Havana, La Paz, Port of Spain, Port-au-Prince, Nassau, Ottawa, Santiago, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Washington
  • 11:00 – Bridgetown, Caracas, Georgetown, Havana, La Paz, Port of Spain, Port-au-Prince, Nassau, Ottawa, Santiago, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Washington DC
  • 15:00 – London.
  • 16:00 – Geneva, Madrid.

For other cities, check local time below to combine.

related links

Action plan to prevent obesity in children and adolescents.

Among other things, the plan calls for implementing fiscal policies such as taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks and energy-dense and nutrient-poor products, regulating food marketing and labeling, improving school nutrition and physical activity conditions, and promoting breastfeeding and healthy eating. nutrition.

CHARGE


Labeling on the front of the package

Health taxes

Food trade regulations

Obesity prevention

Nutrition

Non-communicable diseases