Participation of John Dalli at the joint meeting of the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity and the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
On 29 November 2011 in Brussels, John Dalli, Member of the EC in charge of Health and Consumer Policy, participated in the Joint Meeting of the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity and the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, and gave a keynote address on this occasion.
He underlined that it was crucial to bring together the Members States and the important stakeholders of the food sector, and to exchange views and develop initiatives. He added that improving people's access to physical activities is very important.
The purpose of the Platform is to provide a common forum for all interested actors at European level. It offers stakeholders an opportunity to explain their plans to contribute concretely to the pursuit of healthy nutrition, physical activity and the fight against obesity; to report and review outcomes and experience from “the field” in order to assemble evidence of what works and define best practices over time; and to coordinate work across sectors, identify overlaps and develop synergies.