Coinciding with the European week of sport, the Tartu call for a healthy lifestyle was launched on 22 September in the Estonian city of the same name by Commissioners Phil Hogan (agriculture and rural development), Tibor Navracsics (education, culture, youth and sport) and Vytenis Andrikiukaitis (health and food safety), and sets out a roadmap for promoting healthy lifestyles in Europe, particular amongst children, over the next two years.
Among the proposals set out in the call are:
- increasing funding for projects promoting sport (funded through the EU's Erasmus+ programme), with a possible focus on specific settings such as schools
- encouraging innovative approaches to promoting and raising awareness of the benefits of healthy lifestyles through the EU's innovation and technology networks such as EIT Health and EIT Food
- promoting the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme launched in August 2017 as well as educational tools such as the teachers' resource pack
- supporting campaigns to promote healthy diets and increasing the consumption of fruit and vegetables (such as the '5-a-day' campaign) as part of the programme of promotion of EU agricultural products funded each year through the common agricultural policy budget
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