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Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action
This publication, written by leading international public health professionals, highlights 13 case studies on a variety of topics including control of vitamin A deficiency, folic acid fortification of bread, control of iodine deficiency disorders, and the contribution of research to infant breast-feeding policies, as well as successful community projects to promote increased physical activity and the role of urban planning and public transportation in reducing the prevalence of sedentary lifestyles, among other important topics. (© PAHO, 2005)  
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PAHO/WHO urges food processors to reduce salt in children’s foods and cease advertising salty products to children

 The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on the food-processing industry to reduce salt in their products—especially products for kids—and to stop advertising high-salt products to children. During World Salt Awareness Week, March 16-22, PAHO/WHO is also urging parents and children to "escape sneaky salt" by eating more meals prepared with fresh ingredients at home.

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