WHO/Europe to launch new sugar and calorie reduction initiative led by the United Kingdom

In 2022, WHO/Europe will launch the new, voluntary, Member State led Sugar and Calorie Reduction Network to promote healthier diets as well as reduce overweight and obesity levels across the WHO European Region. The Network will bring together policy-makers and health experts from all 53 of the Region’s Member States, to explore ways to achieve sugar and calorie reduction, respecting national food systems and food traditions, and the regulatory environment. The United Kingdom will lead the Network for the first 3-year term.

The United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and its new Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) will lead national efforts to improve and level up the health of the nation by tackling obesity, helping improve mental health and promoting physical activity.

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