Position Papers and Statements

  • EHN statement on World No Tobacco Day

  • May 29th 2018
  • EHN logo twitterGathered at its annual meeting, the members of the European Heart Network (EHN) today celebrate the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). 

    Please find here the EHN statement.

  • EHN welcomes draft WHO guidelines on sat fats & trans fats

  • May 29th 2018
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    The European Heart Network welcomes the draft WHO guidelines on saturated fatty acid and trans fatty acid intake for adults and children. This detailed, up-to-date review of the latest evidence by WHO, along with the clear message conveyed by the draft recommendations, is a most welcome contribution to the ongoing commentary about this issue.

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  • EHN statement on the future of food and farming

  • November 30th 2017
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    Please click here for the EHN statement on the future of food and farming.

  • Joint statement on simplified front-of-pack nutrition labelling

  • November 29th 2017
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    Please click here for the joint statement by BEUC, EHN and EPHA on simplified front-of-pack nutrition labelling.

     

  • EHN statement on the PURE study

  • September 18th 2017
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    EHN has published a statement on the PURE study. To read the statement, please click here

     

     

  • Joint statement to WHO Euro on Action Plan

  • September 14th 2017
  • foodandnutritionPlease click here for the joint statement to WHO Euro on the Food and Nutrition Action Plan.

  • Air pollution and Cardiovascular Diseases: EHN Position Paper

  • July 04th 2017
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    In July 2017 EHN adopted a position paper on Air Pollution and cardiovascular diseases.  The aim of this paper is to provide information about the impact of air pollution on cardiovascular health; when we refer to air pollution, this is outdoor air pollution unless otherwise indicated.  The paper presents recommendations to policy makers for action to reduce exposure to this risk factor.

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  • EHN statement on Evolved Nutrition Labelling Scheme

  • June 16th 2017
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    The European Heart Network (EHN) attended, as an observer, a meeting organised on 22 May by the six companies - the Coca-Cola Company, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever - that have proposed a simplified front of pack nutrition labelling scheme using a traffic light colour-coding on the basis of portion sizes.

     

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  • Company front of pack nutrition labelling initiative

  • May 18th 2017
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    EHN has today published a further statement on the proposal of six food giants (The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever) to enhance their current simplified front of pack nutrition labelling scheme by adding traffic light colour-coding; also to integrate portion sizes into the colour-coding.

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  • Call for urgent adoption of EU-wide nutrient profiles

  • May 15th 2017
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    Today three health and consumer organisations (including EHN) together with five food companies call for the urgent adoption of nutrient profiles in the context of the EU regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods (Regulation EC 1924/2006). The nutrient profiles should have been proposed by the European Commission in January 2009 - no proposal has been forthcoming as of May 2017.

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