Brussels 29 March 2016 // In Europe there are 80 million people with disabilities; this represents around 15% of the whole population. Most of these people are prevented from participating in society and economy because of physical or other barriers. In 2010 the European Commission adopted the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 to empower people with disabilities to enjoy their full rights and create a barrier-free Europe. Moreover, the European Disability Strategy provides a multiannual framework to further the implementation of the UNCRPD by the EU and Member States.
Brussels 25 March 2016 // It now seems clear that the UK government has decided to reject mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid, despite repeated recommendations to do so from the UK's Food Standards Agency and the SACN. In response to Oral Questions in the House of Lords earlier this week, the Parliamentary Under -Secretary of State for the Department of Health, Lord Prior of Brampton, stated that Government ‘currently have no plans to introduce the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid’.
Brussels 21 March 2015 // March is the month dedicated to the awareness on nutrition and hydration as an important part of quality care in health and social care settings,
The Permanent Representation of the Netherlands in Brussels hosted the conference “Towards a Sustainable Food Policy” on Friday 11th March to discuss the report on the shift from agricultural policies to food policies, by recognising the strong link between sustainability and health and giving more importance to the role of the consumers in the food production chain.