Developments on Maltese EU Council Presidency plans on childhood obesity

While one of the priorities of the upcoming Maltese EU Council Presidency in the health field will be childhood obesity, the country will work to review the EU Child Obesity Plan 2015-2020 to assess the state of play and accelerate actions needed. The Maltese Presidency will also propose to EU Member States voluntary guidelines for the procurement of healthy food products in school canteens. The objective of the guidelines would be to provide recommendations which all health advocates could build on to support action at regional level or in schools to introduce healthier diets.