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  1. Tilly de Bruin (WHO)Vancouver, 6 June 2007 Briefing on background, objectives and expected outcomes of the meeting

  2. Agenda • The problem • The Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health • DPAS School Policy Framework • Satellite Expert Round-table

  3. Did You Know? 35 000 000 people died from chronic diseases in 2005

  4. Main Causes of Death Cardiovascular disease (mainly heart disease & stroke) Cancer Chronic respiratory diseases Diabetes Source: WHO, Preventing Chronic Diseases, 2005

  5. Not only in Rich Countries Source: WHO, Preventing Chronic Diseases, 2005

  6. Causes of Chronic Diseases 80% 80% 40% N.A. 80%

  7. Risks are Increasing Source: WHO, Preventing Chronic Diseases, 2005

  8. Agenda • The problem • The Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health • DPAS School Policy Framework • Satellite Expert Round-table

  9. The Global Strategy on Diet Physical Activity and Health www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity

  10. Objectives of DPAS • Reduce risk factors for chronic diseases that stem from unhealthy diets and physical inactivity through public health actions; • Increase awareness and understanding of importance diet and physical activity on health; • Develop, strengthen, implement global, regional, national policies, plans etc to improve diets and increase physical activity that are sustainable, comprehensive and actively engage all sectors; • Monitor science and promote research on diet and physical activity.

  11. Key Principles of DPAS • Strategies and policies should be • Multisectoral and multistakeholder, • Address all major chronic disease risk factors, • Have a long-term perspective; • Implementation needs to address all age, sex and socioeconomic groups; • Advocacy must be sustainable and continuing; • Entry point at country level should be political; • Tools for countries should be based on needs; • Macro and micro levels should be addressed in combination.

  12. What has WHO done? • Activities at the global level: • Tools • Physical activity • Fruit and vegetables • Monitoring and Evaluation • Reducing salt intake in population • Global interactions: • Private sector • UN Agencies • Activities at the regional level: • Implementation workshops in the Americas, South-East Asia and Western Pacific; • Implementation workshop in the Eastern-Mediterranean region and Africa in 2007; • Ministerial Conference on Counteracting Obesity in Istanbul (EURO)

  13. Agenda • The problem • The Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health • DPAS School Policy Framework • Satellite Expert Round-table

  14. Overall goal To primarily guide policy makers at (sub)national level in the development and implementation of policies that promote healthy diet and physical activity in the school setting, through environmental, behavioral and educational changes Specific characteristics: • Macro level: policy makers at (sub)national level • Focus on diet and physical activity • Focus at school setting • Development and implementation

  15. Development process

  16. Agenda • The problem • The Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health • DPAS School Policy Framework • Satellite Expert Round-table

  17. Objectives of the meeting • To review and discuss current knowledge and evidence regarding (sub) national diet policy options for the school setting, roles of different stakeholders and monitoring and evaluation of school policy implementation. • To review and discuss current knowledge and evidence regarding (sub) national physical activity policy options for the school setting, roles of different stakeholders and monitoring and evaluation of school policy implementation. • Draft an outline for the documententitled 'The Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health: a School Policy Framework'

  18. Agenda

  19. Expected outcomes • Feedback to background papers on effective diet and physical activity policy options for the school setting, roles of different stakeholders and monitoring and evaluation of school policy implementation • Draft outline (including key messages?) of the DPAS School Policy Framework to be presented in the plenary session of the WHO School Health Technical Meeting 'Buidling School Partnership for Health, Education Achievement and Development' • Virtual network of experts for consultation in the development of the DPAS School Policy Framework