Food Systems & NCD Prevention
Food is at the heart of well-being. But today’s dominant food system is unsustainable: it is eroding health, disrupting ecosystems and reinforcing socio-economic inequities. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the 21st century’s foremost health threat, responsible for the vast majority of premature deaths and diseases. NCDs are highly preventable.
EPHA advocates for policies to tackle the common risk factors to NCDs, and advance a transition towards resilient, sustainable food systems with health-enabling food environments. EPHA also takes part to STOP Obesity, once and for all.
CAP for Health
Farm to Fork
Call to MEPs: Vote down paragraph 86 – Own Initiative Report on the EU Farm to Fork Strategy!
European food policy should focus on creating enabling food environments that make the healthy and sustainable food choice the default and most desirable one.
Analysis & Opinion
Climate change and predatory commercial practices are key threats to young people’s health, well-being and rights.
Significant public health benefits can be had, including globally, from a reconfiguration of the European animal food production and meat consumption system.
EPHA RESPONSES TO CONSULTATIONS ON FOOD SYSTEMS & NCD PREVENTION
Food & agriculture
Food & agriculture
POLICIES FOR HEALTHY FOOD ENVIRONMENTS
What progress is made towards creating empowering food environments in Europe?
New opportunities for health in European food & agricultural policies
11 May 2020
Reinventing the food system
3 April 2019
Leveraging Healthy and Sustainable Diets Through Agricultural Policy Reform
12 June 2018
Make health your business
7 September 2017
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Meet our Food Systems & NCD Prevention Lead and Scientific Advisors.
Dr. Aileen Robertson
EPHA Scientific Advisor on Nutrition Policy
Public Health Nutritionist, University College Copenhagen
Prof. Nick Sheron MD, FRCP
EPHA Scientific Advisor on Alcohol Policy
Professor and Head of Clinical Hepatology within Medicine at the University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital,
Prof. John Britton
EPHA Scientific Advisor on Tobacco Policy
Professor of Epidemiology; Director, UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Studies, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences