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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. 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.
healthy meal 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
Kids eating 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

Three apples with one sliced in half 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.
Prevent diabetes sign 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.

Stethescope and heart A high intake of trans fats seriously increases the risk of heart disease.
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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.

Graphic design of the event Recommendations were presented at the international conference on food and nutrition security, taking place at EXPO 2015.
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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.

from left): Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture;  Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for education, culture, youth and sport, responsible for the JRC; Mairead McGuinness, Vice-President of the European Parliamen Speakers from the EU's kick-off for their participation at Expo 2015.
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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.

Image of two of the dishes from the school food event. 70 000 students in Milan enjoyed a variety of lunches from around Europe on 8 May.
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May 08 2015

To promote healthy diets for children, European Commission nutrition experts gathered recipes from school food professionals in all EU Member States plus Norway and Switzerland. The 30 meals inspired a colourful booklet to promote nutritious and tasty school meals.

Tibor Navracsics and Franz Fischler launch the public consultation on global food security and sustainability linked to Expo Milano 2015
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Apr 13 2015

The European Commission has launched an online consultation on how science and innovation can help the EU ensuring safe, nutritious, sufficient and sustainable food globally.

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