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Health 2020: A European policy framework and strategy for the 21st century

To prevent non-communicable diseases, a healthy diet needs to aim to achieve energy balance and a healthy weight; […] and limit the intake of free sugar.

Attentive to today’s major health problems, Health 2020 focuses on improving health for all and reducing health inequalities, through improved leadership and governance for health. Health 2020 presents the social and economic imperative for action, showing clearly that health and well-being are important and essential for economic and social development. It outlines a variety of strategies and interventions to address major health challenges across the lifespan related to both non-communicable and infectious diseases.