Health Council : Ministers Advocate Principles for Tackling Obesity

European Social Policy, June 20, 2007 | Go to article overview

Health Council : Ministers Advocate Principles for Tackling Obesity


The debate by the 27 on nutrition and physical activity focused on the guiding principles that should underpin the drive against obesity, particularly among children. At its sitting on 31 May, the Health Council also reacted favourably to the strategy presented the day before by the European Commission, putting the accent on a voluntary approach and the good faith of industry to stamp out rising obesity in the EU.

In the EU, more than 200 million adults are overweight or obese, ie more than half the adult population, according to the figures quoted by the Commission. Three million European school children are obese, with another 85,000 joining their ranks yearly.

The member states' priorities are to slash the number of overweight and obese individuals, especially among children, and enhance the promotion of health, balanced nutrition and physical activity at all levels and in all sectors of policy development and implementation (agriculture, environment, urban planning, transport, education, economic sphere and research). The states also wish to emphasise the prevention of cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, back problems andjoint problems.

Portugal, which will continue steering the debate during its six-month Presidency beginning on 1 July, called for a more precise assessment of the phenomenon. Slovenia, which is next in line to take up the rotating EU Presidency, plans to emphasise cancer, nutrition and physical activity.

For Cyprus, there needs to be more research on combating diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Romania launched a wide TV and radio campaign two months ago to alert its citizens to the dangers of excessive consumption of salt, sugar and substances harmful to health.

Italy recommends the exchange of best practice by the 27, leading to the application of uniform standards across Europe. Greece stressed physical exercise and the promotion of extra-curricular activities. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Health Council : Ministers Advocate Principles for Tackling Obesity
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.