Health promotion finally takes center stage

11.12.2011                      15.Kislev. 5772

Gesundheit:

Health promotion finally takes center stage

The 25th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion provided a glimpse into Israel's struggle for a healthier population.

There are signs all around us of a new era. People in running shoes walk briskly or jog soon after dawn and in the dark of night. Supermarket shoppers carefully examine the small print of ingredients, on the alert for high calories and artificial colors and flavors. Many customers are willing to pay substantially more for foods claimed to be organic and patronize huge stores that sell only healthful products. Mineral water, although not proven to be better than what comes from the tap, has become a popular beverage.
The Education Ministry has declared it the “Year of Healthy Lifestyles” in schools….