Welcome to the Euro Coop Obesity Database!
Our members are very active in the fight against obesity as you will be able to assess by navigating this database.
Euro Coop represents 19 national associations of consumer co-operatives across Europe, operating as retailers democratically-controlled by consumers, who are also members of the co-op. The overarching goal of consumer co-operatives is to meet the needs and expectations of their consumer-members. As such, co-ops have in-depth knowledge of consumer habits and act in their interest for example, by promoting healthy lifestyles. It is therefore not a surprise that much of consumer co-operatives’ efforts are devoted to addressing the issue of adult and childhood obesity. Euro Coop is a founding member of the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health and as such is committed to tackling current trends in diet and physical activity.
We are excited and proud to showcase our members’ continuous efforts to tackle this important public health issue, and we therefore encourage you to take a look at this obesity database, which gathers the most significant examples of concrete initiatives undertaken by our members in recent years in order to encourage healthy habits among consumers and to prevent and address overweight and obesity. As widely acknowledged, a magic bullet does not exist for combating obesity. Therefore, our members have diversified their initiatives in order to tackle obesity from different angles: product reformulation, food labelling, responsible advertising and marketing, education campaigns, and encouraging physical activity.
Consumer co-operatives are extremely active in this field, so we will continuously update the database with the latest member initiatives.
Stay tuned and happy reading!