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As a member of the European Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health
, COFACE is duty bound to take a stand on health, nutrition and obesity issues. The family is a key learning environment, and early childhood is when habits are learned that are apt to become entrenched. It is also useful to develop a culinary education within the family.
The platform creates a forum for actors at European level who can commit their membership to engage in concrete actions designed to contain or reverse current trends to overweight and obesity.
In 2008 COFACE hosted a seminar on nutrition in Sofia to give member associations an awareness of the importance of the issue and the need for urgent action by raising awareness among families. The seminar Nutrition: a family matter
was a commitment given by COFACE through its membership of the Platform.
In 2009 COFACE hosted a seminar on Health Determinants
. The aim was to focus on lesser-known health determinants like well-being, stress, and personal empowerment to point up the importance of a much more educational approach to tackling health problems rather than the traditional "authoritarian” method of lecturing people about healthy lifestyles (diet and exercise).
Published on 21 Nov 2008
Updated on 16 Jun 2014