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The FOOD programme was awarded a Best practice Certificate by the European Commission

On 19 June, the FOOD programme Consortium was awarded a certificate by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics (Education, Culture, Youth and Sport), Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis (Health and Food Safety) and Director General Jerzy Bogdan Plewa (for Commissioner Phil Hogan, Agricultural and Rural Development) for its contribution towards promoting Healthy Lifestyles.

The FOOD programme was assessed by the EU Commission and emerged as a best practice. We thus had the opportunity to present our initiatives to Member States representatives during a marketplace workshop. Participants were able to meet together, break into small working groups and to take part in ‘speed dating’ sessions to rapidly match project owners and those with interest in implementing them in their own countries. You can find best practices related to various health topics on the EU Commission Best Practice Portal.

As Commissioner Hogan said: “The progress made is a strong signal to show that working together can bring great results. From balanced diets to regular physical activity, more needs to be done but I am confident that we are on the right track.

A sincere thank you to all our partners for their continuous involvement in the programme for the past 10 years, for their great achievements and successes.

Congratulations, and let’s carry on together!


To know more:
Tartu call leaflet
European Commission, Press release – ‘Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens’
European Commission, EU-Health newsletter

juin 26, 2019   No 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