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Policy Corner: UNICEF Begins to Tackle NCDs in Children and Adolescents

The historic Side Event on Physical Activity and Non-Communicable Diseases, which ACSM convened last fall before the UN High-level Meeting on NCDs, brought into sharp focus the significance of physical inactivity as a global health risk.

Advocates continue to draw attention to the connection between active lifestyles and health. According to a recent post on the Dialogue4Health blog sponsored by the Public Health Institute, UNICEF—the UN agency devoted to children’s health and welfare—will add information on non-communicable diseases in the upcoming revision of its “Facts for Life” handbook. more

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