Childhood obesity has reached dramatic proportions in Europe, with dire long-term consequences for health, society and economy.
But the STOP Childhood Obesity project is coming with solutions.
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This page shares policy-relevant resources developed under the Science and Technology in childhood Obesity Policy (STOP) Project, a Horizon 2020-funded action to tackle obesity in younger children.
Research Summaries for Policy-makers
Debating the follow-up to the EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity – Event Report
Press Release I Without substantial intervention, child obesity will rise by 2030. But what policies work?
Globally, 80m adolescents are living with obesity, and without substantial intervention, the figure is due to rise to 150m by 2030. But what interventions work?
New review I Policies to tackle obesogenic environments are equitable, acceptable and cheap to implement
Soft drinks taxes, front-of-pack labelling, and advertising restrictions were found to be likely low cost and highly cost-effective policy interventions.
What next for European action on childhood obesity?
12 October 2021 | 1500-16:00 CEST
Childhood obesity is a major health problem in Europe, with dire long-term consequences for our health, society, and economy. Which approaches should be prioritised, and which interventions work best? Join our interactive debate to discuss what should be the follow-up to the EU Action Plan on Childhood Obesity.
World Café: Improving food and physical activity environments to build a stronger European Health Union
24 May 2021
World Café: Childhood obesity – what are the root causes of the growing pandemic?
29 June 2021
Policy Coordinator Food Systems & NCD Prevention
European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774548.
EPHA is a project partner.