Mário Silva is a public health project manager and a researcher strongly committed to helping people affected by obesity, especially children.
He is the president of Portuguese Association Against Childhood Obesity (APCOI) and the national coordinator of Fruit Heroes – Healthy Schools Network, the largest obesity prevention program in Portugal. Mario is an active partner of the Institute of Environmental Health (ISAMB) of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon (FMUL). Mario is also a member of the European Coalition of People Living with Obesity (ECPO) where he is involved in advocacy at the European level in order to generate improvements in healthcare access and services for all individuals living with obesity. Mario is regularly invited as a public speaker about childhood obesity in the media or congress events. Mario is passionate about children’s animated movies and he is also a writer of children’s health educational books.
Further details on Mario Silva’ skills, experience and expertise can be seen on his professional profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariolimasilva/