Future steps to tackle obesity
Digital innovations into policy and actions
29 June 2021
About the Event
The conference “Future steps to tackle obesity – digital innovations into policy and actions” is part of the Portugal’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.
A major part of preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is the capacity to develop a structural change in food environments. The widespread use of digital world in late modernity is now rising the awareness regarding the digital food environment.
The opportunities and threats created by the digital world in obesity prevention policies and actions will be discussed during this conference.
Three main questions will be addressed:
- How is digital transformation influencing food consumption and what can be the long-term effects on health outcomes?
- How can we use digital tools to provide new models and methodologies for food related data collection and new tools to monitor obesity policies?
- What are the potential avenues for governments to deal with digital innovations into policy and actions to tackle obesity?
This is a virtual meeting to be held on 29th June 2021, from 10:00 AM to 16:30 PM (Central European Time).
Welcome from the Portuguese EU Presidency
Setting the Scene: Digital Food Environment
Data and Innovation
Lunch / Health Break
Diferent approaches in EU and Impact on Obesity: Voluntary Vs Regulation and how it can influence adult and childhood obesity
Potential Avenues for Addressing digital innovations into policy and actions to tackle Obesity
The Lisbon call to action – To protect children in digital obesogenic environments
Meet the Speakers
A number of highly international experts will participate in this conference.
Consultant at WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
Acting Programme Manager Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity in the WHO European Region
Carina Ferreira Borges
Acting Head of the WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of NCDs
Maria João Gregório
Director of the Portuguese National Programme for the Promotion of Healthy Eating of the Directorate-General of Health
Nutrition Specialist (Child Overweight and Obesity Prevention), Nutrition Section, UNICEF
Portuguese Minister of Health
Executive Director of Mental and Physical Health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Dean of the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto
About the Organisers
This conference is co-organized by the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in particular the Portuguese Ministry of Health jointly with the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe.