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
Press Release I Without substantial intervention, child obesity will rise by 2030. But what policies work?
Globally, 80m adolescents are living with obesity, and without substantial intervention, the figure is due to rise to 150m by 2030. But what interventions work?
The CAP will spend €387 billion of EU taxpayers’ money until 2027. It is essential that European citizens are able to follow and engage with such critically important decision-making processes.
New review I Policies to tackle obesogenic environments are equitable, acceptable and cheap to implement
Soft drinks taxes, front-of-pack labelling, and advertising restrictions were found to be likely low cost and highly cost-effective policy interventions.
Analysis & Opinion
An analysis of whether the EU Farm to Fork strategy is in line with a ‘food environments approach’ to food policy.
Health offers a unifying concept, able to communicate deep meaning and provide a positive, inclusive vision, which can help transcend some of the current conflicts about the future of food.
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?
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Meet our Food Systems & NCD Prevention Lead and Scientific Advisors.
+32 2 233 3876
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