Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition:
The objective of the action plan is to contribute to producing awareness and cultural norms in the Danish population that promote normal weight development. Also the action plan should counteract habits that lead to overweight and contribute to reducing body weight for persons who already suffer from or have a special risk of developing obesity – especially persons with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The overall objective is To prevent more persons from developing BMI≥30
To reduce body weight among persons with BMI≥30
Intermediate aims are To prevent overweight in persons with normal body weight
To prevent weight gain in overweight persons (BMI≥25) and/or stabilise weight in persons who have achieved loss of body weight
To prevent obesity related complications
To promote loss of body weight in persons with obesity or with obesity related conditions
3.2 Target groups
The various strategies comprise the following target groups:
Children and adolescents in general with with the objective of health promotion and obesity prevention
Children and adolescents with overweight and/or special risk of developing overweight or overweight related complications with the objective of loss of weight or weight stabilisation
Adults in general with the objective of promoting lifestyles that prevent overweight
Adults who are moderately overweight (BMI=25–29.9) and/or with special risk of developing obesity or obesity related diseases (e.g. persons with a hereditary disposition to obesity or to obesity related complications, persons who stop smoking, pregnant women or persons who take drugs with weight gain as an adverse effect) with the objective of weight maintenance or weight loss
Adults with obesity (BMI≥30) with the objective of weight loss/weight maintenance as a way of preventing obesity related complications
Specific targets for initiatives To reduce intake of food with high fat and sugar content and increase intake of food with high fibre content for persons who need this
To stimulate a more physically active lifestyle and increased participation in organized and nonorganized physical exercise
Strategies and activities related to nutrition:
V. Target groups provides a set of 66 actions actions that can be executes to achieve the objectives on: Private; Community; and Public Sector level.
WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2009-2010, NOPA
With this plan the National Board of Health aims to look at overweight in a holistic perspective and provide a basis for exchange of experience and dialogue with regard to future initiatives. The plan does not involve any specific ideal of slimness but rather suggests a balanced view of body weight and health which implies that slim does not equal healthy and overweight in itself does not necessarily equal poor mental and physical well-being.
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