Obesity is a lifestyle disease that is becoming one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Unless we make significant changes to both our diet and way of life, obesity will continue to rise in Europe. The solution to this problem must include the 3 following elements: Eat well, drink well, and move.
European leadership to counter the epidemic of obesity is lacking. The event discussed the actions the EU and its member states should take. Policymakers explained their approach based upon scientific evidence, Awareness, Accessibility and Actions to healthy alternatives.
The objective of this full day debate was to provide simple and pragmatic recommendations based on scientific evidence which could be translated to all European citizens.