Childhood obesity to be amongst the main health priorities of the upcoming Maltese EU Council presidency

During the last meeting of the European Commission’s High level group on nutrition and physical activity on the 1st of June, a member of the Maltese Ministry for Health gave an overview of the forthcoming activities of the Maltese Government on childhood obesity, a thematic area which has been set as a health priority for the mandate.

With one in three children living in the WHO European Region being overweight or obese, Malta will adopt a strategic approach on the issue going forward with the implementation of the EU Action Plan on childhood obesity 2014-2020 and the mid-term evaluation of its implementation. It will also work in the area of voluntary food public procurement, developing guiding principles especially for food in school settings.

A technical workshop on the issue is already scheduled for the 22nd-23rd February 2017, under the auspices of the Presidency.

More information here.