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Diet and Nutrition Prevention of Chronic Diseases


About this Digest on Diet and Nutrition

  1. Source for this Digest
  2. Current Status
  3. Digest Publication History

1. Source for this Digest

The material content of the texts on Level 3 is directly sourced from
"Diet, Nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases ", a report of a Joint WHO/FAO Expert consultation produced in 2003 by a large international panel of scientists.

The Levels 1 & 2 were written by Tamara Paullo in collaboration with the GreenFacts editorial team.

On the WHO website, the source document can be:

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2. Current Status

Approved for publication by the GreenFacts Scientific Board.

3. Digest Publication History

The GreenFacts publication process is designed to ensure as high a degree of objectivity as possible.

First draft

The first draft of this Digest was produced by Tamara Paullo on 21 November 2005 on the basis of a canvas prepared by the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

Second draft

The second draft of this Digest was produced on 20 February 2006 by Tamara Paullo after review by the GreenFacts Editorial Team.

Preliminary and Peer review

The final draft of this Digest was produced in March 2006 by Tamara Paullo in collaboration with the GreenFacts Editorial Team after pre-review by an expert from the industry (see our  pre review form) and peer review by 3 independent scientists selected by the GreenFacts Scientific Board (see our  peer review form). These reviewers included for instance Dr Sophie Moore, Senior Investigator Scientist, MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Dr Paula Moynihan, Reader in Nutrition and Oral Health, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nutrition and Oral Health. Final corrections were added under the supervision of the GreenFacts Scientific Board in June and early July 2006.


Final publication was authorized by the President of the GreenFacts Scientific Board beginning on 6 July 2006.

Press Release

06 Sep. 2006:
10th International Congress on Obesity. Read the Press Release

12 July 2006:
GreenFacts publishes its 25th Study on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases. Read the Press Release

Updates or subsequent post-publication revisions

No update or revision at present.

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