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Public Health (02-07-2008)

EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health meet with High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity on 2 July 2008

EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

The EU platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health is meeting jointly with the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity in Brussels today. The joint meeting is a milestone in bringing together two important components of the Commission's strategy for Europe on nutrition, overweight and obesity related health issues. The meeting is chaired by Mr. Robert Madelin, Director General for Health and Consumers at the European Commission.

The meeting will discuss and debate a paper on an EU Framework for National Salt Initiatives. This paper was developed by the Salt expert working group, with participants from 17 Member States and Norway.

A paper on future collaboration and cooperation between the EU Platform and the High Level Working Group will also be discussed.

The agenda of the meeting and further information on the Commission's strategy for Europe on nutrition, overweight and obesity related health issues can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_determinants/life_style/nutrition/nutrition_en.htm