Policy symposium on NCDs prevention

Policy symposium on NCDs prevention

Policy symposium on NCDs prevention

Obesity is a chronic, relapsing, multifactorial disease, and the main risk factor for several other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The growing burden of NCDs are the leading cause of global mortality killing 41 million people each year. Successful policy actions to address physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and sedentary behaviours, key risk factors for NCDS can improve the health and wellbeing of populations and reduce premature mortality. The Joint Action (JA) Best-ReMaP, the H2020 projects CO-CREATE  and STOP and the JPI-HDHL project PEN aim to contribute to understanding how to achieve successful policy implementation at different cultural, demographic, or socioeconomic levels.

With the objective to share and discuss lessons learned from these projects a symposium titled ‘Future directions for nutrition and physical activity policies to prevent NCDs across Europe’ will be held from 14th to 16th June 2022 in Brussels.

The core element of this symposium is a plenary session that will take place on the 2nd day, Wednesday 15th June, which will bring together policymakers and experts working in nutrition and physical activity, to present and discuss recommendations for optimal policy implementation to promote healthy diets, physical activity and to reduce sedentary behaviour across Europe.

(Download the agenda here)

The plenary session on Wed. 15th June will be STREAMED LIVE!

13:30 – 17:00 MAIN PLENARY SESSION: Nutrition and physical activity policies – Benchmarking, best practice and potential

Join us at VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/event/2186075!

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