This year’s first meeting of the EU Platform for action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health will be held on 19 February. The meeting will be dedicated to actions in the field of ‘Consumer information, including labelling'. The initiative of NHS Scotland: ‘Healthy Living Award ‘has been accepted by the EC to be presented at the EU Platform meeting following nomination by EuroHealthNet. The healthy living award is a national award for the food service sector that rewards caterers who make it easier for people to eat healthily when eating out. The award is open to most catering businesses and NHS Scotland provides help, tools and support for enterprises joining it. Some of the results that will be presented in the EU Platform meeting include: over 700 award holders in 2014, with approximately 250-300 businesses working towards accreditation.
For more information, including on how more EuroHealthNet members and partners might be able to be involved or promote national actions in EU level work on these subjects in future, contact EuroHealthNet’s Senior Public Health Coordinator, Cristina Chiotan.