European Parliament Healthy Breakfast Event

The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) was delighted to join MEP Alfred Sant (S&D, Malta) who hosted a Healthy Breakfast in the European Parliament to officially launch a written declaration calling for the recognition of obesity as a chronic disease.

Over 50 stakeholders, including representatives from the European Parliament, national Health Attaches, medical professionals, patients and representatives from leading European health organisations joined Executive Director Euan Woodward to listen to prominent speakers and to discuss the urgent issue of identifying and recognising obesity as a disease.

There was consensus at the Healthy Breakfast that action needs to be taken to ensure the sustainability of the healthcare systems and the health of future generations, highlighting the tremendous difference the recognition of obesity as a disease will make to millions of people across Europe. A full report is available:

160509 – Healthy Breakfast Report EP 26 April