Nutrition & Physical Activity
CPME Chair of Working Group on Healthy Living: Dr Patrick O'SULLIVAN (IE)
CPME Secretariat: Mr Markus KUJAWA
The health impacts of unhealthy diets and a lack of physical activity is changing disease patterns and contributing to the rapid increase of non-communicable diseases, posing new challenges to doctors and healthcare systems. CPME’s focus is on preventing disease by promoting healthier choices. We call on policy-makers to follow the evidence-base for creating a regulatory framework which ensures the best possible nutrition information and food labelling to consumers and restricts the marketing of unhealthy food products in particular to children. Also taxation of unhealthy products and adequate school education on healthy living are effective government interventions to improve the population health. Since 2016, CPME has been a member of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Stakeholder Forum.