Healthy Food for a Healthy Future

Best-ReMaP Joint Action of the European Union (2020-2023)

Good nutrition is at the heart of overcoming the challenges of childhood obesity. Experts of the Best-ReMaP Joint Action are working to contribute to the creation of an environment that ensures healthy food for children and adolescents through food reformulation, food marketing regulation, and public procurement of healthy food.


20% – Percentage of overweight and obese children and adolescents in the European Union

61% & 75% – expected increase in obesity for boys and for girls by 2035

8.4% – Percentage of the health budget of OECD countries that will be spent to treat the consequences of being overweight over the next thirty years


3.3% – loss of GDP caused by treatment of obesity in OECD countries and 28 EU Member States

€5.6 – economic benefits returned for every €1 invested in tackling overweight

2.7 years – Average life expectancy reduction by overweight and its associated chronic diseases in OECD countries


Policies for better nutrition

ACTION NEEDED: The Best-ReMaP Joint Action, a project of the European Union is dedicated to promoting the well-being and health of children through an evidence based approach to addressing crucial issues in their food choices. Join us in our mission to prioritize the well-being of our future generation and pave the way for a healthier tomorrow.

CREATING HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS: The environment in which children grow up greatly influences their dietary habits. At Best-ReMaP, we believe that by focusing on key policies areas and promoting an evidence based approach, we can create obesogenic-free environments that encourage healthier food choices for our children. 

POLICIES WITH IMPACT:  Developing and implementing policy proposals in three major nutrition areas can make a significant impact on shaping healthier food choices for children: 1) food reformulation activities 2) reducing harmful food marketing to children, and 3) quality based food public procurements.

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