Mojca Gabrijelčič Blenkuš

Mojca Gabrijelčič Blenkuš
Senior Adviser, National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ), Slovenia

Mojca Gabrijelčič Blenkuš is a medical doctor, specialist of public health, working in her career for several years in environmental health and at the moment in health promotion - she was heading the Health promotion Centre at the NIPH from 2003 to 2010. Her special interest is in nutrition, physical activity and health promotion where she has been mostly involved in numerous research projects and programs development, especially for children and adolescent. She participated in the national nutrition and physical activity policy development, using health in all policies approach. She participated in assessment of health impacts of agriculture and nutrition policies in Slovenia with the special emphasize to assess the impact of accession of Slovenia to EU and health equity. She was coordinating the preparation of the evaluation report of the Slovene nutrition policy in 2010.

Since year 2000 she is WHO national counterpart for nutrition and she was involved in the implementation of the WHO First Food and Nutrition action plan at the Slovene national level, in drafting of the WHO Obesity Charter in 2006, preparation of the WHO Steps to Health – A European Framework to promote Physical Activity for Health 2007 document. She is actively involved in the work of the WHO action networks on nutrition.