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EU promotes healthy eating for the Young

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The European Union has has launched a new healthy eating campaign aimed a children across the bloc entitled “Eat it, Drink it, Move it

The latest education programme, in roadshow format, will tour seven European states offering children the chance to take part in activities and games. Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel kick started the initiative: “You could see that the number of obese and overweight young people is increasing dramatically. And normally we are ten years behind the US and here the figures are alarming. We simply need to do whatever possible. To encourage young people and to give information for their parents because at the end of the day, it is of course the parents but I would like to take upon my shoulders certain responsibilities as well. “ Belgian tennis champion Justine Henin is on board to help in the battle against child obesity. The campaign will be financed from the agriculture budget and run alongside the existing School Fruit Scheme and the School Milk Scheme