Healthy diets and food
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’The heart of the matter: Rethinking prevention of cardiovascular disease’ is an Economist Intelligence Unit report. It investigates the health challenges posed by cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the developed and the developing world, and examines the need for a fresh look at prevention.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s leading killer. It accounted for 30% of deaths around the globe in 2010 at an estimated total economic cost of over US$850bn.he common feature (...)
Earlier this year, after the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) scientific opinion on health claim assigned to fructose, the European Union authorized a claim stating that fructose has "a beneficial impact on blood glucose levels when it is used to substitute sucrose or glucose in the finished product". However, EFSA’s opinion also contains a negative health warning of "metabolic complications". The decision has met sceptical if not negative reactions from a vast array of (...)
16 October, 2013 - The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) World Food Day is an occasion to highlight the plight of hundreds of millions undernourished people in the world, and the increasing problem of overconsumption and associated chronic conditions of overweight and obesity, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and cancer. The global pandemic of malnutrition – approximately 1 billion people suffer from chronic hunger while 1.4 billion people (...)
October 16 - On the United Nations’ World Food Day 2013 themed "Healthy People depend on Healthy Food Systems", and after contributing to the European Commission’s consultation on a Sustainable Food Systems, EPHA launch a position paper on the issue to add to an ongoing debate between Civil Society, policy-makers and other stakeholders.
What we eat and how our food is produced and consumed is important for our health - health is a prerequisite for economic growth and inclusive (...)
14 October, 2013 - The EPHA Secretariat, with two decades of expertise in advocating for better health for everyone living in Europe, LAUNCHED TODAY a handbook to ease the reader’s journey into the EU’s competences on public health: its legislative basis, actors, policies, funding and key upcoming developments. This guide could be used as a one-stop resource manual on how the EU deals with public health in Europe.
A gateway to help you to better make sense of the EU’s (...)
Health in all policies
fruit and vegetables
social determinants of health
1 October 2013 - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission have today officially launched the Black Triangle - medicinal products under additional monitoring. In April 2013 the EMA published the first list of medicines which are subject to such monitoring and, from 1 October, their package leaflets will feature the Black Triangle symbol.
The Black Triangle symbol was introduced as part of recent pharmacovigilance legislation as a way of clearly demonstrating which (...)
The statement - coordinated by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) - will be presented to the sixty-third session to the WHO Regional Committee for Europe taking place this week 16-19 September 2013.
September 17 2013 - The written statement is to be submitted by the World Cancer Research Fund Internationa (WCRF) on behalf of several organisations concerned with nutrition and non-communicable diseases. The organisations are the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians, (...)
September 9 2013, Brussels - As the EU Biofuels policy is being pushed through the European Union institutions (most recently the European Parliament), EPHA is raising awareness on the ongoing debate, underpinned by a vast body of evidence and arguments, about an underestimated dimension of the impact of biofuels: on public health nutrition, non-communicable chronic diseases and food security of European consumers. The EP vote on the renewable energy directive (drafted by Corinne Lepage, (...)
Launched in 2007, the Strategy for Europe on Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity-related health issues provides an integrated framework for action intended to contribute to reducing ill-health due to poor nutrition, overweight and obesity in the EU. In 2012 the Strategy was evaluated by independent external evaluators to produce an Evaluation Report on its’ implementation process and impact between 2007-2011.
Level of action
The report states that the Strategy contributed to (...)
The statement will be presented to the conference (on July 5th) by Jo Jewell, World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International) International Policy & Public Affairs Manager.
In this statement civil society calls on Member States and WHO to consider three recommendations:
1. Ensure a healthier media environment for our children
2. Create a healthy food environment in schools
3. Improve the quality of the food supply
Introduction of Mr Jewell’s speech:
"Thank you (...)