REVIEW – May 2006

More attention to nutrition


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The World Health Organisation has given high priority to the topic of nutrition in 2006. An action plan for prevention of overweight is being drawn up. Last year the EU Council issued a Green Book dedicated to nutrition related issues. In this publication the EU Council addressed all EU member states encouraging them to develop and implement measures for promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity.
The current Estonian national programme on prevention of cardiovascular diseases also focuses on the topic of nutrition. Within this programme several recommendations for a healthy diet are given to reduce the risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. Nutrition related recommendations based on relevant WHO recommendations are being drawn up for Estonia.