On this page, you can learn more about the youth-focused and youth-driven research on childhood obesity from the STOP and CO-CREATE projects.
Below is a list of research summaries, which explain the work and areas of study completed by project teams. They cover topics such as youth engagement, approaches to healthier eating, physical activity, school food environments and the risks of obesity in children.
The entire list of practice abstracts from both projects are hosted here on the EIP-AGRI website (in English and native language of the submitting institution).
Understanding the determinants of childhood obesity
- Studying molecular signatures for obesity may help prevention
- Characteristics of cities that predict physical activity and the risk of obesity in children
- Consumption of ultra-processed food is associated with dietary nutrient profiles linked with obesity in children aged 2 to 19 years: evidence from 8 countries
Prevention policy impacts and implementation in Europe
- Effects of fiscal policies on children nutrient intake
- Evaluation of policy implementation across 11 European countries (Food-EPI results)
- Evaluation of policies on active transport and built environments
Interventions to address childhood obesity
- School-based interventions: evaluation of effective interventions in the prevention of childhood obesity
- School based physical activity programs for the prevention of obesity in children
- A quasi-experimental field study in Slovenia: which interventions work to improve school food environments?
Food reformulation and impact on diet and health
- A multicriteria food reformulation approach for children aged 7-12 years old to make a healthier product while maintaining sensory perception and liking
Addressing childhood obesity in healthcare settings
- Socio-economic disparities in obesity treatment for children aged 3-10 years old
- Parents’ experiences of discussing their preschool-age child’s weight in primary care