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> French National Nutrition and Health Program

The establishment of a nutritional policy has become a public health priority in France. Indeed, the inadequacy of nutritional intake, linked to the lack of physical activity, contributes to the spread of diseases like cancer, obesity or heart diseases, which represent today more than 55% of annually deaths in France.

The objectives of the PNNS, initiated in 2001 and extended in 2006, have been grouped into four main categories :

1. To reduce obesity among the French population

2. To increase physical activity and decrease physical inactivity, regardless of age

3. To improve eating habits and the nutrient intake

4. To reduce the prevalence of nutritional disorders : malnutrition, eating disorders.

Body Boomer installed sites are listed on the official French National Nutrition and Health Program (PNNS) website as contributing to the achievement of its objectives, mainly objective N°2 of increasing physical activity.

> WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

 

Adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2004, the WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health describes the actions needed to support healthy diets and regular physical activity. The Strategy calls upon all stakeholders to take action at global, regional and local levels to improve diets and physical activity patterns at the population level.

WHO has developed the 2008-2013 Action plan for the global strategy for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (such as cancer, obesity or heart diseases) to help the millions who are already affected cope with these lifelong illnesses and prevent secondary complications. The action plan provides a roadmap to establish and strengthen initiatives for the surveillance, prevention and management of NCDs.

 

The Political Declaration of the High Level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases of September 2011, recognizes the critical importance of reducing the level of exposure of individuals and populations to unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.

 Body Boomers go along this objective by enabling everyone without distinction to increase their physical activity : indeed Body Boomers is proud that its equipment appeal to all ages, to everyone even the more sedentary, and moreover are free to use.