Our publications

Read our latest publications on key issues relating to the wider implementation of effective policies to promote healthy diets, reduce obesity & non-communicable diseases

Ambitious, SMART commitments to address NCDs, overweight & obesity

Ambitious, SMART commitments to address NCDs, overweight & obesity

This brief illustrates how recommendations in the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) Framework for Action can be translated into policy commitments which are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound). The ICN2 Framework for Action contains a set of policy actions that governments pledged to implement as part of the ICN2 Rome Declaration to address malnutrition in all its forms (overweight & obesity, stunting, wasting, micronutrient deficiencies).


Curbing global sugar consumption policy brief, wcrf

Curbing Global Sugar Consumption  

Our policy brief is designed to help governments reduce the amount of sugar consumed at a population level.

It includes examples of effective, evidence-informed policies that governments can use to reduce the availability and affordability of sugar and sugary products in their countries, influence the acceptability of alternatives and raise awareness of the amount of sugar contained in products.


Food policy highlights from around the world

Food policy highlights from around the world

Read about robust food policy actions from around the world that governments can use to promote healthy eating. Poor diet remains one of the world’s leading causes of preventable non-communicable diseases. We call on all countries to do more.


The link between food, nutrition, diet and non-communicable diseases

The link between food, nutrition, diet and non-communicable diseases

World Cancer Research Fund International and The NCD Alliance have created a joint brief outlining why non-communicable diseases should be considered in policies to address major nutritional challenges.

We summarise the state-of-the-art science on the connection between nutrition and non-communicable diseases, and make recommendations for priority actions by governments, civil society organisations, researchers, donors, research funders, and international health, food and development agencies.


WCRF International NOURISHING Framework

World Cancer Research Fund International's NOURISHING Framework

Read more about our food policy package to promote healthy diets and help prevent obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases.


Law and Obesity Prevention: Addressing some key questions for the public health community

Law and Obesity Prevention: Addressing some key questions for the public health community

This paper addresses some key questions about the role of the law in the context of food policy and obesity prevention.


Policy and Public Affairs at WCRF International

Policy and Public Affairs at World Cancer Rearch Fund International

Find out why we are actively pursuing the wider implementation of more effective policies at the global level and what we are doing to achieve it.


Nutrition, Physical Activity and NCD Prevention

Nutrition, Physical Activity and NCD Prevention

Our policy brief on nutrition, physical activity and NCD prevention produced in conjunction with five other international NGOs for the NCD Alliance.