27 Jan, 2016

Ending Childhood Obesity Report

The Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) has released its final report for the World Health Organization containing a range of recommendations for all governments to reverse the rising trend of childhood obesity.

ECHO has developed six key recommendations to successfully tackle childhood and adolescent obesity in different contexts across the world.

Promoting physical activity features prominently among the six recommendations. General recommendations include providing guidance to children and adolescents as well as parents, carers, teachers and health professionals on physical activity and appropriate screen-based entertainment. In addition, adequate physical activity facilities should be made available in schools and public spaces.