Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Based on the WHO global estimates between 1975 and 2016, the worldwide prevalence of obesity has almost tripled (1). As of 2016, 39% of adults aged 18 years and over (39% of males and 40% of female) were overweight (1).
This toolkit discusses the following key nutrition issues related to weight:
  • environment, including food availability and accessibility
  • personal lifestyle factors including medical conditions, risk factors, medications, mood, quality of life, exercise/physical activity,
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Last Updated: 2024-02-05