Our publications

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

Building Momentum: lessons on implementing a robust sugar sweetened beverage tax

Building momentum: lessons on implementing evidence-informed nutrition policy

A series of reports aimed to help policymakers overcome common barriers to implement evidence-informed nutrition policy. The first report is on sugar sweetened beverage taxes, the second report is on front-of-pack labels and the third report is on restricting the marketing of unhealthy food and drinks to children.

Driving action policy framework

Driving action to prevent cancer and other NCDs

In May 2018, we revealed our exciting new policy framework for promoting healthy diets, physical activity and breastfeeding, and reducing alcohol consumption. 

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). An extended version of the brief with more example commitments, case studies and references is available here.

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.

World Cancer Research Fund International's NOURISHING Framework

Read more in Obesity Reviews 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 key questions about the role of the law in the context of food policy and obesity prevention.