The regulation of food advertising and obesity prevention: what role for the European Union?

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The regulation of food advertising and obesity prevention: what role for the European Union?

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dc.contributor.author Garde, Amandine en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-09T17:18:40Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:52:36Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T16:54:03Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Since 1998, the World Health Organisation has recognised obesity as a problem of epidemic proportions. As none of the EU Member States is spared, the European Commission has recently published a Green Paper aimed at gathering evidence on how it could develop an obesity prevention strategy at European level. It is therefore the right moment to reflect on the principles which should guide EU policy in this field. This paper concentrates on one particular aspect of obesity prevention, namely the role that the European Union can play to curb the epidemic by regulating how food is marketed to consumers. That is not to say that the regulation of food advertising will, on its own, solve this public health issue. Obesity being by definition a multifactorial disease, the concerted action of all stakeholders is crucial to the successful outcome of the strategy which the Commission will choose to adopt. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/48773 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher European University Institute en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI working paper LAW en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2006/16 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.iue.it/PUB/LawWPs/law2006-16.pdf en_GB
dc.subject obesity en_GB
dc.subject food advertising en_GB
dc.subject European Union en_GB
dc.subject competences en_GB
dc.subject harmonisation en_GB
dc.subject free movement en_GB
dc.title The regulation of food advertising and obesity prevention: what role for the European Union? en_GB
dc.type Working Paper en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-02-09T17:18:40Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:52:36Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T16:54:03Z
dc.identifier.issn 1725-6739 en_GB
dc.description Working paper en_GB


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