WHO urges governments to promote healthy food in public facilities | Features Local

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Public settings, such as schools, childcare centres, nursing homes, hospitals and correctional facilities and all other canteens of public institutions, can play a key role in ensuring people are provided with healthy food and helping prevent the eight million annual deaths currently caused by unhealthy diets.

A new WHO Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet aims to increase the availability of healthy food through setting nutrition criteria for food served and sold in public settings. The action framework also aims to reduce preventable diseases and deaths from high consumption of

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Can a Divided Nation Make Its Food System More Fair / Public News Service

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Sustainable agriculture advocate Navina Kahnna says holistic changes are needed to end inequalities in the nation’s food system. (HEAL Food Alliance)

January 22, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The nation is at a turning point with a new push for unity, and some groups say changing our food system is one crucial step in addressing the divide.

Executive Director of the HEAL Food Alliance, Navina Khanna, said the combination of COVID-19, the climate crisis and political unrest has illuminated the food system’s vulnerability in times of crisis. And she explained that disinvestment from majority-Black neighborhoods, lack of access to land

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WHO Action Framework for Developing and Implementing Public Food Procurement and Service Policies for a Healthy Diet

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On 12 January 2021, WHO will launch a new Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet at a virtual high-level event in collaboration with Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative
of Vital Strategies.

Every year, unhealthy diets are responsible for millions of deaths and lost years of good health. Urgent action is needed to stop the growing consumption of foods and beverages that lead to unhealthy diets. Of greatest concern are excess consumption of
sodium and salt, sugars and fats, particularly trans fats, and low consumption of whole grains, legumes, vegetables

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