Unhealthy diets and obesity are leading contributors to poor health in Europe. This has a high cost to the economy, including large impacts on the health care system and productivity. The food industry has an important role to play in addressing obesity and improving population diets.

The Business Impact Assessment on Obesity and Population Nutrition (BIA Obesity) is a tool and process for benchmarking food and beverage company policies and practices related to obesity and population-level nutrition at the national level.