Nutrition


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Salt alert videos

23 February 2017 – These animated videos warns the public of the dangers to health of using too much salt. Many people are unaware that much of their salt (or sodium) intake is hidden in processed and packaged foods, which limits their ability to control their daily consumption. The videos also provide advice to the public on how to follow simple, practical measures to reduce the levels of salt, or sodium, in their diet to improve their health and dispel some of the myths around salt (sodium) and people’s daily intake.

Related videos

Salt alert 1: Beware! Arabic | French

Salt alert 2: Make healthier choices! | Arabic | French

Salt alert 3: Myths! | Arabic | French

News

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In focus

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Events

25 April 2017, Islamabad – A joint WHO/Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Mission visited Pakistan on 10–12 April 2017. The Mission was led by Ms Gerda Verburg SUN Movement Coordinator...

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Statistics and figures

WHO has several nutrition-related global databases. They include data for countries in the Region. Please click on the links to access them.

Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Information System

WHO Global Database on Body Mass Index

WHO Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition

WHO Global Data Bank on Infant and Young Child Feeding

Some nutrition-related data from the Regional Health Observatory:

Estimates of anaemia in non-pregnant women of reproductive age

Anaemia in preschool-age children

Trend estimates for under 5 child malnutrition: