NPR logo

WHO Obesity Plan Targets Sugar, Fat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1908315/1908316" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
WHO Obesity Plan Targets Sugar, Fat

Science

WHO Obesity Plan Targets Sugar, Fat

WHO Obesity Plan Targets Sugar, Fat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1908315/1908316" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The World Health Organization formally adopts an anti-obesity initiative, calling for countries to encourage cutting out fat, sugar and salt in favor of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts. The plan ends two years of debate over the rules. By some accounts, the sugar lobby has been the strongest opponent to elements of the initiative. NPR's Snigdha Prakash reports.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.