Seminar on working across sectors For noncommunicable diseases (NCD): Policy responses to marketing of Alcohol and food marketing to children

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CINDI Noncommunicable Diseases Policy Academy

27 – 29 October 2014 Porto, Portugal

The Countrywide Integrated Noncommunicable Diseases Intervention (CINDI) network, together with WHO Regional Office for Europe, invited a number of countries to an NCD Policy Academy with the aim of informing, discussing and empowering participants to improve their national intersectoral programmes. To link the concept of working across sectors to a tangible topic, which is a priority for WHO European Member States, the seminar focused on the area of marketing to influence demand for alcohol and foods that are high in saturated fats, trans fats salt and sugar (HFSS).

The interactive seminar took place from 27 – 29 October 2014 in Porto, Portugal, and was hosted by the Directorate-General for Health in Portugal and the University of Porto. The participants were appointed from 11 countries that had requested guidance from the WHO Regional Office for Europe for working across sectors in the areas of alcohol and/or nutrition and healthy diets.