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SUGAR: what’s going on? An update

There is growing evidence showing that sugars may have an addictive effect in humans, and it has been proved that added sugar is linked with several diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, as well as dental cavities. Not surprisingly, sugar remains an issue high on the international nutrition agenda, with many ongoing initiatives and debates. Here is a selection of updates, with links to reports, news and scientific articles.Read More

Joint response: WHO Consultation on indicators for the Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020

In August 2013, WHO opened a web-based consultation on the zero draft of a set of indicators to monitor the progress with the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020. The deadline for submission of contributions was today, November 8. A joint response was prepared and submitted on behalf of 12 international organisations concerned with noncommunicable diseases, who are members of the UK NCDs and Development Task Force. Read More

Association’s response to consultation on Third Draft of the Global Action Plan on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

The Association has been actively engaged in many important international activities. Along with other partners we have contributed comments on the Draft Global Action Plan on the prevention and control of NCDs. The main thrust of our contribution has been to support and emphasis the importance of developing and supporting the nutrition workforce to deliver and evaluate the implementation of the plans of action. We suggested wording that encouraged member states to protect food policy from the undue influences of vested interests.Read More