Evidence for gender responsive actions to prevent and manage overweight and obesity: Young people’s health as a whole-of-society response

Date de parution
juillet 2011
Type
Rapport
Editeur
Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS) [World Health Organization (WHO)]
Evidence for gender responsive actions to prevent and manage overweight and obesity
Langue: Anglais
pdf, 1465 Ko, 10 pages

[Preuve d'actions sensibles à la sexospécificité afin de prévenir et de gérer la surcharge pondérale et l'obésité: Santé des jeunes – une intervention pansociétale]

The WHO Regional Office for Europe supports Member States in improving adolescent health by recommending comprehensive, multisectoral and evidence-informed adolescent health approaches; by delineating the critical contribution of the health sector; by fostering actions towards reducing inequalities; and by addressing gender as a key determinant of adolescent health. This publication aims to support this work in the framework of the European strategy for child and adolescent health and development, and is part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe contribution to the development of a new policy framework for Europe, Health 2020, for which the WHO Regional Office for Europe has been mandated by the 53 Member States.

Worldwide the number of children at risk for overweight/obesity has increased dramatically in the last decade, varying between boys and girls, culture and socioeconomic positions.What are the explanations behind the differences in overweight, obesity and eating disorders among adolescent girls and boys? Are policies and programmes aiming at preventing overweight, obesity and eating disorders gender sensitive?

  • Dernière modification le 28-09-2015