Stakeholders & projects


  • Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity
    Provides advice to Member States on policies for sodium intake, food marketing and physical activity, overlapping with policies on noncommunicable diseases, alcohol and youth.
  • Obesity, physical activity and nutrition
    Malnutrition, in any form, presents significant threats to human health. Undernutrition contributes to about one third of all child deaths. Growing rates of overweight and obesity worldwide are associated with a rise in chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

WHO Regional Office for Europe

  • EPODE European Network (EEN)
    Facilitates implementation of community-based interventions with the EPODE method (similar programmes) in other European countries, regions and cities and brings together best practice from pilot experiences of EPODE, THAO and VIASANO to facilitate the establishment and implementation of EPODE-like interventions.

European Commission (EC)

  • DG Education and Culture
    Responsible executive branch of the European Union.
  • DG Health and Food Safety
    The European Commission has established a coherent, comprehensive European Union strategy to address the issues of overweight and obesity, focusing on action that can be taken at the local, regional, national and European levels to reduce the risks associated with poor nutrition and limited physical exercise, while addressing the issue of inequalities across Member States.
  • DG Research and Innovation
    Funds and stimulates research projects related to nutrition, food quality, food processing and safety.
  • High-level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Group of European government representatives dealing with this issue, led by the European Commission.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

  • Obesity, physical activity and nutrition
    Helps build a world in which the rights of every child are realized. Nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

  • EURO-PREVOB (European Commission)
    A European coordination action linking science and policymaking in order to tackle obesity.
  • EURRECA (European Commission)
    Network of excellence to develop methods to standardise the setting of micronutrient recommendations.
  • INPROFOOD (European Commission)
    To find new ways to establish dialogue and mutual learning among industry, academia and civil society.
  • MOVE (European Commission)
    To identify, qualify and implement good practice in cross cutting community initiatives to promote health enhancing physical activity in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas to contribute to reducing the numerous risk factors associated with physical inactivity.
  • Nutrition and physical activity projects (European Commission)
    List of projects on nutrition and physical activity.
  • SPOTLIGHT (European Commission)
    To provide an evidence based model for effective, integrated interventions in health promotion practices applicable across Europe.
  • ToyBox (European Commission)
    Multifactorial approach based on evidence from behavioural models for understanding and promoting fun, healthy food, play and policy for the prevention of obesity in early childhood; a multidisciplinary team of 15 researchers in 10 countries of Europe devised and evaluated a cost effective, kindergarten based, family involved intervention scheme to prevent obesity in early childhood which could be extended throughout Europe.
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