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March 31, 2011

FOOD Conference at the European Parliament, 31st May 2011

Why is it important to encourage healthy eating habits for employees during their lunch break ? How can we help employees with their everyday diet? What messages and what tools do they expect? How are restaurants responding to the new and growing demand for balanced food?

The FOOD (Fighting Obesity through Offer and Demand) will be held under the high patronage of the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union on 31st May 2011 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The main results of the project will be presented at this conference which will mark the beginning of a new implementation phase in other member countries.
 
Experts from all over Europe will join 25 partners from the public and private sector in order to share their experience and to contribute to the next phases of this programme. The conference will also provide the opportunity to sensitize new partners with the aim of fine-tuning the tools and the recommendations and to further develop the FOOD programme within the 6 countries in which the pilot has been undertaken – and beyond their borders.
 
The Food Conference to be held on 31st May 2011, at the European Parliament  offers the opportunity to go beyond theoretical concepts and take practical action! 
The day will be organized around  a plenary conference in the morning and practical workshops in the afternoon.

The conference will be attended by high-level participants, among them the Vice President of the European Commission, Antonio Tajani, Despina Spanou, DG SANCO, President of the EU Action Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, the European representatives Elisabetta Gardini and Mario Mauro, Jacques Stern, President and Managing Director of Edenred, as well as Professeur Ambroise Martin of the Faculty of Medicine at Claude Bernard University in Lyon.

The conference is aimed at scientists, political decision-makers, national and local government representatives, and health professionals, but also at HR managers, managers of sustainable development projects and at anyone interested in a balanced diet.
 

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