Childhood obesity is a major health problem in Europe, with dire long-term consequences for our health, society, and the economy.
Current trends indicate that there will be over 10 million children in the region affected by obesity in 2030. At the same time, initiatives such as the EU Farm to Fork Strategy, Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the European Child Guarantee present many opportunities for action.
Organised in the framework of the Science and Technology in Childhood Obesity Policy project, join World Obesity for an interactive debate to discuss the best approaches and interventions which should be presented to the European Commission as input into the next version of the EU’s Action Plan on Childhood Obesity.
• Date: 12 October 2021
• Time: 15:00 – 16:00 CEST
• Franco Sassi, Consortium Lead, STOP project, Imperial College London
• Jacqueline Bowman-Busato, EU Policy Lead, European Association for the Study of Obesity
• Knut-Inge Klepp, Consortium Lead, CO-CREATE project, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
• Milka Sokolović, Director General, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
• Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Technical Officer, World Health Organization
• Sara Cerdas, Member of European Parliament, Co-chair of the EP Working Group on Public Health
You can learn more about the event here.