An unhealthy diet is one of the major risk factors for obesity and a range of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and other conditions linked to obesity.
Childhood obesity epidemic has been growing for decades in countries throughout the world. India suffers from the dual burden of malnutrition. While under-nutrition remains a major threat to child survival in India, over-nutrition has also emerged as an important public health problem in the recent years.
- Strategic Action Plan to reduce the double burden of in the South-East Asia Region 2016–2025
- Population-based approaches to childhood obesity prevention
- Global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013-2020
- Set of recommendations on the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children