JANPA (Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity) Newsletter 2, 6/2016:

HALTING THE RISE OF OBESITY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS BY REDUCING INEQUALITIES ALONG THE SOCIOECONOMIC GRADIENT: A MAJOR FOCUS OF JANPA

In most European countries, the economic crisis of recent years has particularly affected the most vulnerable groups of the population. It has often helped to increase pre-existing health inequalities, particularly in the field of nutrition. More recently the large flow of refugees and the difficulties to host them in satisfactory conditions has created new population groups subject to difficulties in food and nutrition, in a cultural context where availability and practices are very different from those in the countries of origin. One result is the development of obesity in children all the more important that the family is in the most disadvantaged social categories. Professionals in the field inform management at the national level of their questions and difficulties to act under these new conditions.

For JANPA, which aims to help halting the rise in the prevalence of obesity among children in Europe, the issue of social inequalities in health nutrition is a fundamental concern which contributed to JANPA’s emergence.

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