Knowledge is not power. The big challenge is to translate knowledge into what people routinely do. Functional knowledge should help people make good and healthy decisions. In this interview, David Katz outlines possibilities to reduce chronic diseases and to contribute to an overall healthier society.

Feet (physical activity), forks (nutrition), and fingers (smoking) are the key factors of chronic disease. Carrots instead of sticks is what he argues for to help people achieve healthier lifestyles. David Katz sees an opportunity for Upper Austria in the possibility to work on a comprehensive concept for the prevention of chronic disease.

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