Tackling the epidemic of childhood obesity

 

SUMMARY OF:

Conclusions on halting the rise in childhood overweight and obesity

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THESE CONCLUSIONS?

They call on the EU countries and the European Commission to take a series of coordinated actions to address the rise in the number of children who are overweight and/or obese — one of today’s major health challenges that often leads to serious health and economic consequences, both in the short and the longer term.

KEY POINTS

The conclusions call on EU countries to address childhood overweight and obesity, for example by:

They call on EU countries together with the Commission to:

They call on the Commission to:

BACKGROUND

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MAIN DOCUMENT

Council conclusions to contribute towards halting the rise in childhood overweight and obesity (OJ C 205, 29.6.2017, pp. 46-52)

last update 06.11.2017