Health Promotion Switzerland

FOPH: Nutrition and physical a

Federal Office of Public Health FOPH: Nutrition and physical activity section

The FOPH actively encourages a balanced diet and physical activity to prevent ill-health. It therefore works with partners in related areas. For example, it is helping to develop strategies to counteract obesity and prevent people becoming overweight. It works together with the Federal Committee on Nutrition to draw up recommendations and develop a national strategy on diet and physical activity.




Client, commissioning institution, Funding institution, Research, Information, documentation

Type of organisation

Governmental organisation, authority, administration

Methodological focus

Health promotion, Prevention, knowledge management, Health literacy

Thematic focus

Physical activity, Nutrition, Quality of life

Target groups

General population

Target groups: age

Infants and small children (0-5), Schoolchildren (6-11), Youths (12-17), Young adults (18-29), Middle-aged adults (30-49), Older adults (50-64), Elderly (65-79), Aged (80+)

Target groups: gender

Both sexes


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Last modification: 30 April, 2012 12:31