Co-authored by Dr Janas M Harrington, School of Public Health, UCC
An assessment of EU-level policies influencing food environments and priority actions to create healthy food environments in the EU.
Overweight, obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major public health challenge in Europe.
Suboptimal diets are key contributors to increasing the risk of these diseases and thereby affect the health and economic systems of all European Member States.
In addition, in most European countries socioeconomic inequalities in obesity and dietary patterns are evident. Population diets are influenced by food environments in European Member States.