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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 Chair, Honourable Ministers, Regional Director and esteemed delegates. My name is Jo Jewell and I am here today representing World Cancer Research Fund International and six other organisations concerned with nutrition and non-communicable diseases: the European Heart Network, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), the European Public Health Alliance, the International Association for the Study of Obesity, the International Diabetes Federation-Europe and the NCD Alliance. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute the following short statement to this meeting of European Ministers.”

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Statement to the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases (pdf download)

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