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Prioritising areas for action in the field of population-based prevention of childhood obesity: A set of tools for Member States to determine and identify priority areas for action

The purpose of this document is to provide a set of tools for Member States to determine and identify priority areas for action in the field of population-based prevention of childhood obesity. Throughout the document, it is stressed that, regardless of the tool selected, due consideration must be given to local, regional or country-specific factors when analysing potential areas for action. In order to set priority areas for action, four steps are common to all approaches:

  1. Problem identification and needs analysis
  2. Identification of potential solutions
  3. Assessment and prioritisation of potential solutions
  4. Strategy development

Priority-setting to create a set of recommended, promising policy interventions is an essential part of evidence-informed policy-making.