Campaign for a healthier Sweden
A week long campaign aimed at promoting healthy eating habits and physical activity among the Swedish general public kicked off today.
"A Healthier Sweden" includes over 2,000 activities spread throughout the country, with the particular emphasis on targeting young children, teenagers, the elderly and mentally ill.
"Ett Friskare Sverige," - a Healthier Sweden, first ran in 2010 and the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has been given the task by the government to run the week long campaign for the need for regular physical activity and healthy eating habits. Nina Åkeson at the National Board of Health and Welfare told Radio Sweden that the campaign has over 2,000 activities this week.
It was launched by government minister Göran Hägglund and Prince Daniel at Råby school in Upplands Bro where children have been getting regular physical exercise and education in healthier living since 2004.