Promotion of healthy diets in the EU: What role for breakfast?


2017-12-06 at 00:00


2017-12-07 at 00:00

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Brussels, Belgium

Healthy nutrition is one of the essential elements of the EU agenda aiming at reducing obesity levels amongst the population. The European Union recognises the benefits of health promotion and the importance of healthy diets and physical activity in preventing chronic diseases and ensuring healthy lifestyles.  


Studies show that introducing small changes such as daily exercising, balanced diets and eating breakfast, can over time add up to make a significant difference. Therefore, it is necessary to intensify the efforts in EU Member States in promoting healthy lifestyles through diet and exercise, in particular emphasising the importance of breakfast. 


Coinciding with the publication of “The Importance of Breakfast in Europe” report, EURACTIV invites you to this stakeholder workshop to discuss how to tackle the nutrition agenda at both EU and national level and explore the report’s findings.
Discussion contributors:
Ciarán Nicholl, Head of the Health in Society Unit at the Health, Consumers and Reference Materials Directorate, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Louise Dye, Professor and N8 AgriFood Chair in Nutrition and Behaviour, University of Leeds
Emma Calvert, Food Policy Officer, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
Milka Sokolović, Head of Food & Health Science, European Food Information Council (EUFIC)

For more information visit the EURACTIV Events page

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