Food Systems & NCD Prevention
Food is at the heart of well-being. But today’s 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.
CAP for Health
With Farm to Fork published, the cards are on the table and the real game can now begin.read more
Joint Statement I Without rights for agri-food workers, Europe’s food supplies rest on shaky grounds
Labour conditions in the agri-food sector have been ignored for too long. Joint statement highlights the critical importance of working conditions for food chain workers for ensuring food and nutrition security and food system resilience.read more
COVID-19 underlines the importance and urgency of moving towards healthy, resilient, sustainable food systems. Publication of the Farm to Fork Strategy should not be delayed.read more
Analysis & Opinion
Six key recommendations for a transformative Farm to Fork strategy.read more
2020 is a year full of promise. If the European Commission adds ambition to its commitments, it can plant the seeds for real change towards preventing non-communicable diseases.read more
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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