Scientific Activities – Agenda07/02/2014
Professor Antonia Trichopoulou, MD, PhD
This is a honor and a pleasure for me to contribute to this High Level Conference of the Greek Presidency 2014, on the role and the necessary actions in the field of nutrition and physical activity, towards the protection and promotion of health of the citizens of the European Union, from childhood to the old age. It has been scientifically documented that physical activity and proper nutrition contribute to health and longevity, and Greece, as a Mediterranean Country, has made important contributions towards the generation of this knowledge. In order, however, to translate this knowledge into action, indeed collective action by all the population groups in the European Union , informed choices must be made and guidance provided by the leadership of the Member states. The objective of this Conference is to contribute towards the formation of these choices and actions, on the basis of sound scientific knowledge.
Antonia Trichopoulou, MD, PhD