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Public Health (10-08-2006)

Interview with Robert Madelin on obesity – Podcast now available

What exactly is DG SANCO’s Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity & Health?  What has it achieved since its launch in March 2005?  What is the EU doing to combat obesity in Europe?
 
These are just some of the questions addressed in a 20-minute interview with Robert Madelin, Director General of the Commission’s Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General, which is now available to download.
 
In the interview, conducted by the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), Robert Madelin reflects upon what has been achieved to date, the importance of the EU Platform and key priorities in the fight against obesity in Europe.
 
The interview can be found here: http://www.focusbiz.co.uk/eufic/audio/madelin_edit.mp3   
Further information :
EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health :
http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_determinants/life_style/nutrition/platform/platform_en.htm
EUFIC Website: www.eufic.org