Luxembourg. Eat healthily, move more (2019)



The first National Health Conference – “Vers un plan national santé” [“Towards a national health plan”] – was held in Luxembourg in November 2005. This event resulted in the development of a 10-year interministerial strategy on promoting healthy nutrition and physical activity with a focus on children and adolescents, entitled “Gesond iessen, méi beweegen” (“Eat healthily, move more”) (GIMB) (2006–2016). An interdisciplinary body, comprising representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Sports, the Ministry of Education, Childhood and Youth, and the Ministry of Family, Integration and the Greater Region, was established to coordinate implementation of the action plan and evaluate the results. The Ministry of Health coordinated the group.
The aim of GIMB 2006–2016 was to increase awareness among the general population and provide information about the importance of healthy lifestyles to physical, mental and social health, promote balanced nutrition, and increase the quantity and quality of physical activity in the population, with a focus on children and adolescents. GIMB 2006–2016 (1,2) serves as an example of a whole-of-government, whole-ofsociety approach to achieving SDG 2 (zero hunger), SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 10 (reduce inequalities) and the goal of the WHO Roadmap to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, building on Health 2020, the European policy for health and well-being of leaving no one behind. In 2018, the strategy was renewed in the form of the GIMB national framework for 2018–2025.