Childhood obesity: Food education more important than regulation, parents say

By |september 14th, 2018|childhood obesity, diet, News, sugar|

Education about balanced diets brings tangible results according to the vending machines lobby, while parental organisations say lawmakers should insist on good habits to tackle childhood obesity, rather than regulation.

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Greek soft drink industry reduces sugar by 10% amid rising obesity rates

By |september 12th, 2018|childhood obesity, food reformulation, healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, News, unesda|

Following an EU call to reformulate food products to tackle rising obesity across Europe, the Association of Greek Soft Drinks Industries (SEVA) recently launched an initiative to reduce sugar in its products by 10%.

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Andriukaitis: National health systems need ‘fundamental reform’

By |november 24th, 2017|access, childhood obesity, Chronic disease, COPD, equality, healthcare access, healthcare systems, News, obesity, prevention, smoking|

EU countries could save money and lives by increasing investment in disease prevention and health promotion, the European Commission said on Thursday (23 November), stressing that good health policy requires political will across all sectors.

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FAO boss: Half of world’s population will be malnourished by 2030

By |november 6th, 2017|childhood obesity, malnutrition, News, Nutrition, obesity, overweight|

More than a half of the global population will suffer some form of malnutrition by 2030 unless urgent action is taken to improve access to high-quality food, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has told G7 health ministers.

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Policymakers push for healthy eating choices at lunchtime

By |oktober 2nd, 2017|childhood obesity, News, obesity, vouchers|

It can be easy to make the wrong food choices during your lunch break. But policymakers are trying to make lunchtime a more satisfying, healthy experience for employees.

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Manufacturers to withdraw soft drinks from EU schools from 2018

By |september 6th, 2017|childhood obesity, News, obesity, soft drinks, sugar|

Europe’s soft drinks industry has announced it will stop selling sugary beverages in all schools in the European Union from late 2018. Health campaigners have welcomed the move but said more needs to be done to promote healthy eating in schools.

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Commission merges healthy food schemes at school to cut red tape

By |avgust 2nd, 2017|childhood obesity, fruit and vegetables, Greece, milk, News, school meals|

The European Commission announced on Tuesday (1 August) that it would merge the milk and fruit and vegetables schemes currently provided separately to schoolchildren across Europe.

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Retailers fear tobacco-style restrictions on food and drinks

By |junij 19th, 2017|childhood obesity, fat tax, News, obesity, sugar tax|

Governments across Europe have applied ever-more restrictive measures to the sale of food and drinks as a way of fighting obesity – a regulatory proliferation that is making retailers worried about new barriers to the EU’s single market.

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Consumer group wants to kill cartoons on ‘unhealthy’ food for children

By |junij 14th, 2017|advertising policy, childhood obesity, marketing, News, obesity|

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) urged food companies on Wednesday (14 June) to stop using cartoon characters to promote unhealthy foods for children, saying they negatively affect their dietary behaviour.

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