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Our February policy update is here!

Our February 2015 News Update is here!

From the new WHO nutrient profile model to help curb marketing of unhealthy foods to children to the the call to save the EU School Fruit Scheme, find out about the latest policy and advocay developments in diabetes and health related issues.

Call on EU to save the School Fruit Scheme

Don't pass the salt: European Chronic Diseases Alliance calls on EU action to reduce excessive salt intake

High dietary salt intake is linked to hypertension, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, kidney stones, stomach and colon cancer. Population-wide salt reduction is therefore a critical component of public health efforts to address these major threats.

The European Chronic Diseases Alliance (ECDA) has just published a position paper calling on EU action to protect European citizens' health and reduce excessive salt intake.

Errata - Policy Puzzle 4th edition

The online version for download of the 4th edition of Diabetes in Europe: Policy Puzzle is the most correct and up to date.

Printed versions contain the following errors:

Healthy lifestyles: nutrition and physical activity for children and young people at schools

Under its Presidency of the European Union, Latvia will host a high-level conference on Healthy Lifestyles in Riga on 22 and 23 February 2015.

The event will bring together high-level experts and officials in the fields of public health, nutrition, sport and other sectors related to healthy lifestyle promotion. The aim of the conference is to assess progress in implementing strategic documents on nutrition and physical activity in the EU Member States and to discuss the future challenges.

Sun, 02/22/2015 to Mon, 02/23/2015

New standard to improve safety of medicines: European Medicines Agency's guide for implementation

Our December News Update is here!

Find out about the IDF Europe General Assembly, the launch of the WHO Europe project on non-communicable diseases, the new EU food labelling rules and more in our latest policy and advocacy update. Enjoy the read!

What did countries across Europe do to celebrate World Diabetes Day? Find out in our latest newsletter!

The special World Diabetes Day issue of our quarterly newsletter is here!

Find out about the activities led by diabetes associations across Europe to mark this important time of the year for the diabetes community.

IDF Europe 2014 World Diabetes Day

IDF Europe marked World Diabetes Day 2014 by hosting a Diabetes Awareness Week from 3 to 7 November in the European Parliament in Brussels, together with the support of Marisa Matias MEP.

IDF Europe 2013 World Diabetes Day

Ingredients for a healthy lifestyle

With the support of Sarah Ludford MEP, IDF Europe organised a two-week campaign to raise awareness of diabetes on the occasion of World Diabetes Day on the 3 sites of the European Parliament in Brussels and Luxembourg from 11 to 15 November and in Strasbourg from 18 to 22 November.