STOP project funds three innovative industry-led pilot projects addressing childhood obesity across Europe
The STOP Consortium, in collaboration with EIT Health and EIT Food, launched in April 2019 a call for industry-led projects aimed at developing innovations that have the potential to curb childhood obesity in Europe, either by making critical improvements in the food environments faced by children and their families, or by increasing children’s fitness and physical activity. These projects are meant to focus on developing solutions around three areas:
- New “food concepts”
- Innovations in the food retail environment
- Digital solutions for healthier food and physical activity choices
Short-listed applications were interviewed by the Consortium and three pilot projects – The SWEET App, FlavorID® and Pennotec – received €150,000 of funding each to carry out their activities over a period of 18 months.