Position Papers and Statements

  • EHN Position on Public Health Programme 2007-2013

  • October 10th 2005
  • European Heart Network position on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, The Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on Healthier, safer, more confident citizens: a Health and Consumer protection Strategy and the proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and the Council establishing a Programme of Community action in the field of Health and Consumer protection 2007-2013.

  • EHN's response on nutrition and health claims

  • October 30th 2003
  • In this paper, EHN sets out its position on the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation on nutrition and health claims. EHN welcomes the restriction of claims to foods that have a specific nutrient profile but finds that the Commission's proposal does not consider the promotion of public health sufficiently.

  • WHO Global Strategy for Diet, Physical Activity & Health - EHN comments (July 2003)

  • July 31st 2003
  • Please find here EHN's comments in respect of the World Health Organization's (WHO) initiative to develop a global strategy on diet, physical activity and health.

  • Nutrition and Health Claims: A European Heart Network Position Paper

  • April 30th 2001
  • 'Nutrition' claims are messages on food packaging or advertising that draw attention to the nutritional composition of products. 'Health' claims draw attention to their possible health benefits. In this paper EHN suggests a legal framework in which EU legislation on 'nutrition' and 'health' claims could work to promote public health.