Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles

Best Practices in Public Health

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Overweight and obesity affects over half of all men and women in OECD countries. This has significant health and economic consequences. As part of OECD’s work on promoting best practices in public health, this report outlines policy recommendations on how to address two leading overweight risk factors: poor diet and lack of physical activity. Policy recommendations are drawn from a review of high-priority interventions implemented in OECD and EU27 countries.


Combined Lifestyle Intervention

This chapter covers the case study of the Combined Lifestyle Intervention (CLI), a lifestyle‑counselling programme offered in the Netherlands, which provides dietary advice, physical activity training, and counselling on behavioural change over a period of two years. The case study includes an assessment of CLI against the five best practice criteria, policy options to enhance performance and an assessment of its transferability to other OECD and EU27 countries.


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