Health policies on the agenda of EuropeActive in Brussels
- May 12, 2017
- Ralf Looze
EuropeActive team attended 2 events on May 10th, in Brussels. The first, organised by the WHO Europe and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), focused on healthy cities. In addition to mobility and transport, urban planning and environment, the CoR reaffirmed that physical activity is one of the most effective was to maintain healthy lifestyle and encouraged municipalities and regions to support initiatives encouraging physical activity in every area of the individual’s life.
The second event was coordinated by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) for the occasion of the European Obesity Day – which will be on 20th May 2017. NGOs, companies, national and EU institutions agreed on the need of adequate sugar taxation, the restrictions of food and drinks provided in schools and the regular physical activity, as a good solution to tackle the issue of obesity.