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2017-07-18
Conclusions of the European council to overcome the increase of overweight and child obesity.

On the 16th of July, the Council brought out its conclusions as regard to the increase of the obesity and the infantile overweight in Europe.

The report raises first of all the measures already taken and acquired by the members countries such as: the profit brought for the new-born child during breastfeeding for the first six months, the act that the obesity is a real challenge for the European countries today and that it aggravates the disparities of health, or still the fact that the European children obesity is often bound to the socioeconomic status of their relatives.

Member states made a commitment to integrate into their action plans awareness campaigns about nutrition, physical activities but also to set up strategies to improve the lifestyles of families or still make more sensitive pregnant women, children, teenagers thanks to healthcare professionals.

For all this, the Council will continue to support and to help research projects that aim at eliminating obesity and to call on to European actors in the development and the improvement of products.

Learn more about those measures with the entire report : http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9977-2017-INIT/en/pdf

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