Neo-natal and pre-school children’s health
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The new framework proposes a set of stricter rules to protect specific groups of vulnerable consumers such as infants, young children and people with special medical conditions. It also abolishes the concept of "dietetic food" and will provide one single list of substances that can be added to these three categories of food.
In 1977 the first European Union Directive covering foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses was adopted. It has undergone several revisions during the (...)
The RICHE and CHICOS projects, together with colleagues in TACTICS and EURO-PERISTAT, are hosting a joint meeting to celebrate European child health research, and launch their reports in Dublin in May, and you are invited! Join leading researchers and practitioners in child health, policy makers, advocates, and children, to help shape the future of child health research in Europe.
Date: Thursday May 30th, and Friday May 31st 2013
Place: School of Nursing and (...)
Eurochild, together with its partners UNICEF and the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN), will organise a series of events to strengthen the cooperation and advocacy of national civil society and to gather political commitment to tackle child poverty. The events, also co-hosted by the Children’s Rights Alliance Ireland, UNICEF National Committee for Ireland and EAPN Ireland. This is a closed event and participants can join only from the selected countries (BE, BG, EE, DE, IE, LT, PT, (...)
The European People’s Party (EPP) held a group hearing on 26 February 2013 on ’A grassroot method to help eradicate child hunger in the most deprived regions of Hungary’. The event was organised by Tamás Deutsch MEP (EPP, HU), and the keynote speaker was the French-Hungarian sociologist Zsuzsa Hegedűs who is the senior advisor to the Hungarian Prime Minister and Chair of the "No Child Should Go Hungry" Foundation ("Minden gyerek lakjon jól" foundation) in Hungary. (...)
On 4 December 2012, MEPs Jean Lambert (UK, the Greens), Marian Harkin (IE, ALDE), Edit Bauer (SK, EPP) and Sylvana Rapti (EL, S&D) hosted an EU policy makers and stakeholders debate in the European Parliament discussing the need for a comprehensive response to child poverty-health relation at an EU level. The seminar assessed the flaws of Europe’s fight against child poverty and raised awareness about the overlooked linkage between increasing levels of child poverty and austerity (...)
children and adolescents
poverty and health
social determinants of health
The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Jean Lambert, Marian Harkin, Edit Bauer and Sylvana Rapti have the pleasure to invite you to the seminar “From Rhetoric to Action - Tackling Child Poverty and Promoting Children’s Health and Well-being in the EU.” The event is organised in collaboration with the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and will take place at the European Parliament on 4 December 2012.
Background Poverty and health have a vicious relationship. (...)
On the occasion of the World Food Day 2012 themed "Agricultural cooperatives key to feeding the world" on 16 October 2012, the European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium (EPHAC) issued a press release highlighting the plight of millions undernourished people in the world. The statement also stresses the increasing problem of overconsumption and associated chronic conditions of overweight and obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
World Food Day – Agricultural (...)
In the run to the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council of 4 October 2012, EPHA has sent an Open Letter to the Health and Social Affairs Ministers of the EU Member States to urge them to strengthen the children’s health dimension of the draft Council conclusions "Preventing and Tackling Child Poverty and Social Exclusion, Promoting Children’s Well-being".
EPHA Open Letter "Preventing and Tackling Child Poverty and Social Exclusion, Promoting (...)
In the run up to the forthcoming Commission Recommendation on Child Poverty and Well-being, and following the Social Protection Committee’s report on the issue, the current Presidency of the Council of the European Union prepared a set of draft Council Conclusions on the subject of "Preventing and tackling child poverty and social exclusion and promoting children’s well-being". This article outlines some of the key messages of the proposed text.
Draft Council Conclusions (...)
The WHO recommends that mothers worldwide should only be using breast milk to feed their babies for the first six months of their lives. It believes this is the best way to achieve optimal growth, development and health for children. This year’s World Breastfeeding Week, from 1 to 7 August 2012- was the 20th anniversary of the event, which seeks to protect, promote and support all women in feeding their infants and young children in the best possible ways through implementation of the (...)