National Consultation on Prevention of Maternal, Adolescent and Childhood Obesity was organized by NITI Aayog. It was organized in view of rising incidents of obesity in children and women over the past decade, especially the recent spurt shown in National Family Health Survey 5. In the Consultation, global experts, representatives from UN bodies, central ministries and national research institutions presented evidence regarding increasing prevalence of obesity and best practices for obesity reduction.
NITI Aayog has said that a consensus emerged on the need for a whole of Government and whole of society approach in tackling the twin nutrition challenge of obesity and under nutrition. It said that an urgent need for adopting strategies related to fiscal measures, regulating front-of-package labelling, promoting healthy diet, physical activity and lifestyle options emerged as key themes for future deliberations and actions.