Nutrition and physical activity
High Level Conference
The High Level Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation of EU and Member States' strategies on nutrition, physical activity, overweight and obesity related health issues took place in Brussels on 8-9 December 2010
The Conference aimed to exchange experiences and views on the progress and the future of policies to help reduce overweight and obesity in the EU; to consolidate monitoring and evaluation processes.
Among the speakers at this event were Jean Marc Delizée, Belgian Secretary of State for Social Affairs; Zsuzsanna Jakab, Director of the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe; Glenis Willmott, Member of the European Parliament; Paola Testori Coggi, Director General of DG Health and Consumers and John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy.
Different parallel sessions were held wherein experts discussed different themes such as health inequalities, public private partnerships and health in all policies. This conference brought together Member State delegations, the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical activity, WHO Monitoring National Focal Points and Nutrition Counterparts of the European Region and the EU Platform for action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.
Mr Magnus Scheving, the impersonator of Sportacus, and the creator of LazyTown™, attended the conference and spoke about his work on promoting healthy diets and physical activity to children.