High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical activity

The high level group on nutrition and physical activity is a group of European government representatives dealing with this issue, led by the European Commission.

Who are its members?

Government representatives from all 28 EU member countries and the 2 EFTA countries (Norway, Switzerland).

What does it do?

It seeks European solutions to obesity-related health issues by

The High Level Group focused actively on tackling childhood obesity. It has therefore published an EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity for the period 2014-2020pdf(333 KB).

It also brought support in the reformulationpdf(18 KB) of manufactured products, particularly in reducing the amount of saltpdf, saturated fatpdf(17 KB) and added sugarspdf(224 KB) in these products (2015 overview of Member States' national initiatives on selected nutrientspdf(177 KB)).

The High Level Group regularly has joint meeting with the EU Platform for Diet Physical Activity and Health.

When does it meet?

At least 3 times a year – see minutes of nutrition group meetings.

It can also ask the Commission to convoke experts for preparing the grounds for its initiatives such as reformulation campaigns on salt, fat and sugar.

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