FOR BETTER PUBLIC HEALTH

Evaluating implementation of the resolution on the Slovenian food and nutrition action plan 2005–2010

04. 11. 2016
Slovenia has been confronted with the spread of unhealthy diets and physical inactivity in its population. Obesity in particular became the most relevant health problem in school-age children.

In 2010, the National Institute of Public Health undertook an internal evaluation of implementation of a resolution on the national Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2005–2010 (FNAP).

The evaluation was complemented by findings on childhood obesity in 2015. In line with the WHO Charter on  Counteracting Obesity, Slovenia stabilized and reversed the trend in childhood obesity by 2015 and thus achieved one of the main goals of the Charter. Activities were more successful in young children than in adolescents and more successful in boys than in girls. Regional and socioeconomic differences were identified.

However, obesity in children and adolescents is still an important problem, and investment in policies and approaches to reduce the problem will continue. The results show that such investment is efficient. Whole-of-government policies are the most promising.


Publication Evaluating implementation of the resolution on the Slovenian food and nutrition action plan 2005–2010. Upgraded evaluation, 2016