Nutrition and physical activity

Tartu Call for a healthy lifestyle – 2 years later: seminar to take stock

19 June 2019, Brussels

About the meeting

In September 2017, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development signed the “Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle”. They called to strengthen the cooperation between different policy areas to promote healthy lifestyles, including at schools. The Tartu Call included 15 commitments to promote healthy lifestyles through diets, sport, physical activity, education and food.

Two years after the signing of the Tartu Call, a stock-taking seminar took place on 19 June 2019 focusing on the status of the implementation by the Commission, Member States and civil society. The first results clearly show that the Commission is using more funds, raises more awareness and gathers more knowledge to tackle unhealthy diets and physical inactivity.

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