WHO Nutrient Profile Model for the Western Pacific Region

The World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO) recently published a tool to protect children from marketing of unhealthy foods and non-alcoholic beverages. The Regional Nutrient Profile Model aims to aid countries in identifying foods that are commonly marketed to children–through media including television, radio, newspapers, billboards and banners–that should be prohibited. The model […]

World Salt Awareness Week 2017

Eat less salt advice written with plastic letter beads on granulated salt – healthy food lifestyle

This year World Salt Awareness Week will be held from the 20th to 26th of March, with the theme ‘Salt: The Forgotten Killer.’ The World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) will be calling on the food and drink industry to start or continue their reformulation efforts to meet national salt reduction targets; governments to […]

2nd Regional Forum of WHO Collaborating Centres in the Western Pacific

Clare Farrand and Joseph Alvin Santos represented the WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction at the George Institute at the Second Regional Forum of WHO Collaborating Centres in the Western Pacific, held from 28-29 November 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The objectives of the meeting were: to promote, report and share successful progress of the […]