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Identifying Effective and Cost-effective Population-level Approaches to Promote Healthy Eating

 

There is a well-documented global trend toward increased consumption of energy-dense and high-fat foods, combined with increases in sedentary lifestyles. These changes have contributed to a global epidemic of overweight and obesity, as well as significantly increased risks for many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, and a number of different types of cancer.

Promoting healthy eating at a population level is complex and requires a mix of population-level approaches that support healthy choices and alter the availability and affordability of healthy foods. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer requested this rapid synthesis to identify relevant research evidence about the costs and cost-effective of a range of population-level policy instruments that could be used to promote healthy eating.

Rapid synthesis: