Národný koordinátor
programu HORIZONT 2020

Tackling Childhood Obesity in the EU

Podujatia

Childhood obesity remains a big public health issue in the European Union. The problem is global and is steadily affecting many low-and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. Although various factors play a role, the global increase in childhood overweight and obesity is mainly linked to a shift in diet towards foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar, combined with a decline in physical activity (EPRS, 2017)….

Read more…and Register now

Programme

9:15

 Registration and Morning Refreshments

10:00

 Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:15

 Actions on Childhood Obesity at the EU level: Reviewing the Policy Framework

  • EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020: Assessing Progress and Examining Future Recommendations
  • Reviewing the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases & European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020
  • Considering Future Policy Recommendations

10:40

 First Round of Discussions

11:10

 Morning Coffee Break

11:30

 Examining Causes, Raising Awareness and Promoting Prevention and Treatment

  • Driving Forces for Childhood Obesity in Europe: Examining Socioeconomic Aspects
  • Raising Awareness: Promoting Education Campaigns and Sharing Best Practices
  • Promoting Healthier Environments in Family Settings
  • Focusing on Prevention in Schools: Educating about Healthy Diets and Lifestyle Habits
  • Providing Accessible, Adequate and Affordable Treatment Services

12:00

 Second Round of Discussions

12:30

 Networking Lunch

13:30

 Developing Responsible Food Marketing 

  • Understanding the Impact of Food Advertising on Children’s Food Choices
  • Providing Better Information on Food Products through Responsible Marketing and Advertising
  • Promoting Healthy Food and Physical Activity through Advertising

14:00

 Third Round of Discussions

14:30

 Afternoon Coffee Break

14:50

 Cross border and multi stakeholder partnerships across the EU

  • Guaranteeing Accessibility to Healthy Diets and Diminishing the Intake of Unhealthy Food
  • Strengthening Partnership and Cooperation between Different Actors
  • Increasing the Attractiveness of Sports and Healthy Lifestyles through Innovative Solutions

15:20

 Fourth Round of Discussions

15:50

 Chair’s Summary and Closing Remarks

16:00

 Networking Reception and Refreshments

16:30

 Symposium Close