This included having a well-visted stand in the congress hall, and hosting a dynamic joint workshop to update and inform attendees on the latest work from each project.
Our President, Prof. Louise Baur, hosted the event, bringing together representatives from CO-CREATE and STOP (Science and Technology in Childhood Obesity Policy). In discussion were the two projects’ multifaceted approaches towards enhanced policymaking on childhood obesity, the inclusion and engagement of youth in these processes and useful associated tools that have been developed.
Workshop attendees heard from the STOP project team on the newly published set of policy briefs. Each of these focusses on a specific aspect covering implementation frameworks, calls to action and, where relevant, country case studies.
Topics in these briefs include fiscal policies for healthy diets, nudges to promote healthy eating in schools, nutrition labelling, and reformulation of food and beverage products.
The workshop also included sessions by CO-CREATE researchers on approaches to group-model-building with youth, and colleagues from EAT who presented on tools aimed at incorporating young voices in policy ideation, analysis and implementation processes.
A 20-minute interactive panel discussion examined learnings for other regions, key entry points for actions, and how to integrate knowledge at individual and population level to identify the best approaches to address childhood obesity.
World Obesity is the dissemination lead for both STOP and CO-CREATE. The STOP project concludes in November 2022, while CO-CREATE continues until October 2023. We will continue to support both projects with knowledge translation and outreach related to key tools and research.
Find out more about STOP
The STOP project will generate scientifically sound, novel and policy-relevant evidence on the factors that have contributed to the spread of childhood obesity in European countries and on the effects of alternative technological and organisational solutions and policy options available to address the problem.
To find out more about the STOP project, visit the website here.STOP Website
Find out more about CO-CREATE
CO-CREATE aims to reduce the prevalence of obesity among adolescents in Europe through policy actions to promote a healthier food and physical activity environment.
To find out more about the CO-CREATE project, visit the website here.CO-CREATE Website
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