Category — FOOD’s life

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

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