EU action on nutrition & physical activity03 January 2013

EU action on nutrition & physical activity

Working together at local, regional, national and European level.

Europe acts against obesity17 September 2009

Europe acts against obesity

The TV report "Europe acts against obesity" shows several initiatives supported by the Platform aiming at reversing overweight trends among the younger generations:

- The Food Dude is an EU-funded healthy eating programme launched by the Irish Food Board that teaches children at school how to eat in a healthy way, but also shows parents how to establish healthy eating habits also at home. More than 250 schools in Ireland currently follow the programme.

- In Cologne, Germany, the Fit Am Ball initiative aims to show children how to combine sport, in particular soccer, and healthy food. Run initially in 25 schools in 2003, the Fit Am Ball activities have been extended to over 1000 German schools.

Get out of your armchair!30 August 2007

Get out of your armchair!

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The European Commission and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) launched a joint TV advertising campaign that aims to encourage European citizens to make physical activity part of their daily lives.