On 8 November 2012 EATWELL held final results at the conference 5th European Public Health Conference in Malta. EATWELL's session 'Policies for a healthier European diet: are they effective?' took place on Thursday 8 November at 8.30-11.30.
European Union Member States have initiated various national policy interventions to encourage physical activity and healthier diets. Ensuring the success of such interventions requires systematic evaluation of their impact to find out what works and what doesn’t. The EU (FP7) funded EATWELL (Interventions to Promote Healthy Eating Habits: Evaluation and Recommendations) project was devised to identify the successes, failures and uncertainties of these campaigns and use the results to provide advice for policy makers on creating more successful healthy eating policy interventions. In this session, the project shares its final findings.
8:30 – 8:40 Introduction to EATWELL
Prof. W. Bruce Traill.
University of Reading, United Kingdom
8:40 – 9:00 Evaluations from past interventions
Prof. Wim Verbeke
Ghent University, Belgium
9:00 – 9:20 How to understand if your policy has worked
Prof. Bhavani Shankar
Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health and School of Oriental and African Studies, United Kingdom
9:20 – 9:40 Success factors in private and public sector food promotion in Europe
Prof. Tino Bech-Larsen
Aarhus School of Business, Denmark.
9:40 - 10:00 What do consumers think?
Prof. Mario Mazzocchi
University of Bologna, Italy
10:00 – 10:20 Break
10:20 – 10:40 Presentation of the final recommendations
Prof. Bruce Traill
University of Reading, United Kingdom.
10:40 – 11:30 Plenary discussion