Our policy work

We provide evidence-informed policy recommendations to help governments and policymakers around the world take effective action to reduce preventable cases of cancer and other non-communicable diseases

Our work supports the development and implementation of effective policies to enable people to follow World Cancer Research Fund International’s Recommendations for Cancer Prevention. These recommendations are based on our analysis of global research on the link between diet, nutrition, weight, physical activity and cancer. Evidence shows that effective policy implementation will reduce the chances of people developing cancer and other non-communicable diseases.

Our policy work (pdf) helps to achieve the objectives of the global architecture for non-communicable diseases and international nutrition plans of the United Nations and its agencies. We are also one of 14 research organisations participating in the EU CO-CREATE project, which aims to reduce childhood obesity by working with young people to create policy actions promoting healthier environments.

To encourage national and international policymakers to take comprehensive action, we developed the NOURISHING and MOVING frameworks. NOURISHING brings together the ten areas where governments need to take action to promote healthier diets and reduce obesity. MOVING highlights the six areas governments need to focus on to promote physical activity.

We recommend that governments use NOURISHING and MOVING to see what other countries are doing, learn from their experiences and to build effective policy actions by tailoring the examples to their own specific contexts.