Healthy Environments

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


Preventing NCDs

Latest Developments


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Position paper I Why Europe needs a health-oriented food policy


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Briefing I The role of food environments for sustainable food systems


Briefing I Diet and Food Systems for Health, Climate and Planet


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Paper I Public procurement for sustainable food environments

Analysis & Opinion



NCD Prevention

EPHA submission to the TRIS notification on the Irish Public Health (Alcohol) Act

Smoke-free environments

Excise duty on alcohol and alcoholic beverages

WHO consultation on draft guideline on policies to protect children from the harmful impact of food marketing

Input to the Healthier Together – EU NCD Initiative

Food and alcohol information to consumers

Food systems

Targetted consultation on EU sustainable food systems law initiative

Sustainable food systems law consultation

School scheme for fruit, vegetables, milk

Revision of EU animal welfare legislation


Food & agriculture

Contribution to the EU sustainable food systems framework law

Review of the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme – Roadmap 

AMR: Animal nutrition – modernisation of EU rules of feed additives 

Farm to Fork: EU farm and food products – review of policy on promotion inside and outside the EU – Public Consultation 

Farm to Fork: EU farm and food products – review of policy on promotion inside and outside the EU – Roadmap

Farm to Fork: EPHA submission on front-of-pack nutrition labelling

Farm to Fork: EPHA submission on nutrient profiles

Farm to Fork: contribution to the Code for responsible business conduct


NCD Prevention

Food labelling – revision of rules on information provided to consumers for alcoholic beverages

Taxation of tobacco products and new products 

Alcohol and tobacco bought abroad

Priorities on the Prevention Pillar of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan


Food & agriculture

Review of EU promotion policy for agricultural products

EU food supply and food security – contingency plan

EU methane strategy

Animal welfare – evaluation of EU rules

Pesticides – sustainable use

Long-term vision for rural areas

Organic agriculture action plan

NCD Prevention

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

Cross-border purchase of tobacco and alcohol

Tobacco taxation Directive update


EU strategy on the rights of the child (consultation)

EU strategy on the rights of the child (road map)

Children’s rights in relation to the digital environment

Digital Services Act – deepening the internal market and clarifying responsibilities for digital services


Evaluation of the CAP measures applicable to the wine sector

EU farm policy – impact on society and the economy in rural areas


Industrial trans fats in foods – setting a legal limit

VAT rates proposal

Consultation on CAP Strategic Plans

Evaluation of the EU agricultural promotion policy

EU promotion policy for agricultural products, 2019 Work Programme

A Protein Plan for Europe

Pollinators Initiative consultation

TRIS contribution – Irish Public Health Alcohol Bill


Evaluation of the impact of the CAP on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions

Modernising and Simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Initiative to improve the Food Supply Chain (Unfair Trading Practices)

Evaluation of the CAP measures applicable to the wine sector


What progress is made towards creating empowering food environments in Europe?


Better meals for Europe’s children:

24 March 2022

Towards a childhood free from unhealthy food marketing

9 November 2021

What next for European action on childhood obesity?

12 October 2021

New opportunities for health in European food & agricultural policies

11 May 2020

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Nikolai Pushkarev

Senior Policy Manager​ for Healthy Environments

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