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Childhood and adolescent obesity are alarming nearly everywhere in Europe with differences in regional, local and socio-economic patterns.
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Jul 06 2018
Childhood and adolescent obesity are alarming nearly everywhere in Europe.
On 26 June 2018, Vladimír Šucha, JRC Director General, and Bernhard Url, Executive Director of EFSA, renewed the collaboration agreement between the two institutions
©European Union, 2018
Jun 26 2018
JRC and the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), renewed their collaboration agreement to continue cooperation in the fields of food and feed safety, animal health and welfare, plant health and nutrition.
The new web portal provides up-to date information on topics related to the promotion of health and well-being, in particular the prevention of non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
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Dec 04 2017
The European Commission has launched a Knowledge Gateway on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention to support the implementation of health policies across the EU.
School children do not currently meet the daily intake recommendations for fruit, vegetagles and water
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Apr 07 2017
As eating habits form early in life, children and adolescents are one of the major focus groups of the JRC's nutrition and health-related work. On World Health Day, let's take a look at the recent achievements in this area and how this work contributes to healthier school environments
The report translates school food standards into adequate procurement contract language, which should help school procurers when procuring healthy school food.
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Feb 22 2017

Healthy food in schools: European Commission and Maltese Presidency present valuable new resource for public procurement authorities in Member States

The food system could be affected by global trade, EU economic growth, agri-food chain structure, technology uptake, social cohesion, food values, climate change, depletion of natural resources and world population growth.
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Nov 28 2016
The EU legislative framework governing food safety appears to be robust and well prepared to respond to challenges in 2050 according to a new foresight study.
A healthy diet and regular physical activity can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes
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Apr 07 2016

The focus of World Health Day on April 7 is diabetes, a disease which affects about 32 million people in the EU. The JRC supports the efforts to combat diabetes through its nutrition and health related activities, with special focus on children and adolescents. JRC scientists have recently developed a new reference material for the monitoring of diabetes markers in blood.

A high intake of trans fats seriously increases the risk of heart disease.
Dec 03 2015

On 3 December, the European Commission adopted a report on trans fats (TFA) in food and in the overall diet of Europeans.

Recommendations were presented at the international conference on food and nutrition security, taking place at EXPO 2015.
©EU, 2015
Oct 15 2015

On 15 October, the European Commission welcomed new recommendations on how European research and innovation can help improve food and nutrition security around the world.

Speakers from the EU's kick-off for their participation at Expo 2015.
©EU, 2015
May 08 2015

On 8 May, the European Union officially started its programme of activities at Expo 2015 with the international conference on the role of research for the global food and nutrition security, and the inauguration of the EU pavilion.


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