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The FOOD programme welcomes a new Italian partner: WHO Healthy Cities Network

At the start of this new year 2019, the FOOD programme is honored to welcome a new Italian member in its consortium of partners: “WHO Rete Città Sane” (WHO Healthy Cities Network). The Healthy Cities Network is a global movement initiated 30 years ago by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Agency dedicated to Health.

The approach seeks to put health high on the political and social agenda of cities and to build a strong movement for public health at the local level. The flagship cities of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network share a vision for urban health, in which they put people and their health and well-being at the centre of all their policies and actions. The Network aims at an improved collaboration between the member cities in order to innovate and share knowledge to achieve concrete change for the people and the planet.

This new partnership forecasts interesting projects for the FOOD Programme. Workshops will soon be organized with members of WHO Rete Città Sane to exchange on best practices related to healthy eating, and pursue common actions at the local level to foster healthier living conditions.

To know more: visit the website of the WHO Europe Healthy Cities Network


janvier 15, 2019   2 Comments

A special general meeting in Bucharest in December 2018 to welcome the 10th country of the FOOD Consortium

Partners of the FOOD programme gathered in Bucharest, Romania, in order to exchange on the best practices in each country and on the new perspectives for the FOOD programme.

Romania, the latest country to have joined the Consortium (in August 2018) hosted the event and took the opportunity to officially launch the Programme in the country. A media event took place on December 6th where Romanian High Officials introduced the FOOD programme. Romania is committed to act in favour of healthy eating promotion at the workplace and raise awareness on this topic thanks to a strong public private partnership.

The general meeting then carried on with the national updates and exchanges about the yearly actions conducted in the member countries as well as the future developments to ensure the continuity of the programme.

This year, the focus was put on the digitalization of the communication and the FOOD Barometers’ results dissemination to restaurants and employees in order to get more adherence to the programme.

The partners also discussed about the 10th anniversary of the FOOD project that will take place in 2019.

This meeting was a great success thanks to the partners’ contribution and involvement and the positive dynamic brought by the new partners and contact points.


janvier 3, 2019   No Comments