Background Information

Within Europe there are no established definitions of nutrition or of physical activity. The project, therefore, devised the following definitions, which were used throughout the project

Nutrition can be defined as the interactions that occur between living organisms and food. It studies the psychological, social, cultural, economic, and technological factors that influence which food we choose to eat. The science of nutrition also studies the biological process by which we consume food and utilize the nutrients it contains [25].

Public Health Nutrition focuses on the promotion of good health through healthy food habits and a physically active lifestyle and the prevention of illness in the population [23].


Physical Activity Main Partner Geographical Coverage Candidate Country Health Monitoring System 
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