CPME Rapporteur: 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 also call on policy-makers to follow the evidence-base for creating a regulatory framework which ensures the best possible information to consumers.

CPME is a founding participant in the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, which was created by the European Commission in 2005. We have since made a series of commitments to the Platform, which saw the implementation of activities dedicated to raising awareness for the importance of doctors’ engagement in combating obesity and promoting good practices in encouraging the up-take of healthier lifestyles.

Food labelling is an essential component of the adequate provision of information to consumers and may facilitate lifestyle decisions as well as ensure adequate nutrition. For this reason, CPME has also been involved in the topic of food information to consumers as nutrition is an essential lifestyle measure of prevention.

Since 2016, CPME has been a member of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Stakeholder Forum.

Adopted CPME policies include: