Europe has many big problems. Migration, unemployment, social exclusion and the rise of extremism dominate the headlines; but the continent’s obesity epidemic is a problem that is often downplayed.
And it is a major public health concern.
The latest World Health Organization estimates suggest that most adults in the EU are overweight; nearly a quarter are obese. WHO Europe estimates that obesity is responsible for up to eight per cent of health costs and one in every eight deaths.
So what can Europe do to tackle the problem?