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Markos Kyprianou

Presidency of the European Union

Austria 2006 - Presidency of the European Union



A balanced diet and regular physical activity are essential for good health. Today, however, Europeans are consuming too much in calories and moving too little. Children in Europe are increasingly affected by overweight and obesity. Many important risk factors for premature death such as blood pressure, cholesterol, Body Mass Index and diabetes relate to how we eat, drink and move. For these reasons, nutrition and physical activity are key priorities in the European Union Public Health policies.