This report reviews a number of policy measures and programmes implemented by national and local governments outside of the UK to address the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity.
This article tries to identify the potential comparative cost-effective of interventions at a city-level to reduce BMI and the amount of investment in different types of interventions.
This paper examines the experiences of many of the key decision makers and others involved in undertaking this work in New York City to identify the key components required to introduce and sustain the government’s reforms to address the obesogenic environment.
This report is the response to a request made to OPRU on 16 November 2017 by the Department of Health to answer the question: "What can be learned from the Amsterdam Healthy Weight programme to inform the policy response to obesity in England?"
The aim of this paper is to provide a detailed description of Ensemble Prévenons l’Obsésité des Enfants (EPODE) methodology.
This systematic review describes existing literature in Chinese journals and identifies effective components from interventions with anthropometric measures as outcomes.
This paper aims to provide an overview of the 5-2-1-Almost None prevention initiative developed by Nemours and implemented in Delaware.
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of eat well be active intervention, programmes which aim to contribute to the healthy weight of children and young people and their families in chosen communities.
This paper looks at the two-year results of the Shape Up Somerville intervention when the implementation and responsibility were institutionalised into the community.
This short piece presents the Shape Up Somerville intervention and identifies some of the critical factors that led to its success.
The aim of this study was to assess the costs of implementing APPLE in relation to effects on weight, including any benefits in health-related quality of life terms.
The aim of this review was to identify, synthesise and evaluate the quality of interventions aimed at preventing obesity in different settings from Nordic countries and the Netherlands.
The aim of this paper is to describe the methodology and the practical steps in developing the Go-Golborne programme.
This paper “describes the up-scaling of Go4Fun in New South Wales and the characteristics of the population it has reached and retained since inception in 2009, including characteristics of children who completed and did not complete the programme.”
The aim of this study was "to report outcomes from the UK service level delivery of MEND 5-7."
Established by NHS England, the Healthy New Towns is "a three-year programme, to look at how health and wellbeing can be planned and designed into new places."
Pop up Parks
Pop up Parks is "a global movement that supports, shares and implements projects that invite people to be more playful and creative in urban environments."
In this study, the effects of a multicomponent, school-based intervention for childhood obesity in Shantou city was analysed.
The Healthy Youth Healthy Communities study (HYHC) study, which is part of the Pacific Obesity Prevention in Communities project, is a three-year obesity prevention intervention on Fijian children and adolescents.
Shape up Somerville (SUS): Eat Smart, Play Hard, is 'one of the first collaborative community-based participatory research initiatives designed to change the environment to prevent obesity in early elementary school-age children'.
In this community-based intervention for childhood overweight and obesity prevention, multilevel multicomponent strategies were implemented to slow weight gain in children living in a low-income food desert.
In order to address the ongoing childhood obesity epidemic seen across communities worldwide, researchers instituted the Healthier Options for Public Schoolchildren (HOPS)/The OrganWise Guys (OWG) study.
The goal of this article was to 'update the evidence base for children given the exponential growth of studies in this field [and] ensure that the review remains current and practice ]relevant, with particular regard for health equity'.
One way to intervene in the Latino community to reduce levels of obesity is technology-mediated weight-loss strategies. This two-year behavioural intervention used technology to reach a wide range of the Latino community.
Health professionals in White City (London, UK) 'hypothesised that a programme to signpost activities in the area and motivate individuals to take these up would improve behaviour and self-esteem'.
In this obesity intervention, the effectiveness of a community-based WFPB dietary programme was measured in a population of New Zealanders.
In 1992, a nutritional programme was instituted in schools in two towns in northern France, with other community-based interventions after. This study reviews the outcomes of the study following the children for the next 12 years, compared to children in two similar non-intervention schools.
Relationship between primary school healthy eating and physical activity promoting environments and children's dietary intake, physical activity and weight status: a longitudinal study in the West Midlands UK
State primary schools in the West Midlands (UK) implemented a childhood obesity prevention trial from 2011-2015. WAVES included children from diverse ethnic backgrounds within the participating schools.
In Portland, Oregon, The Eart Head Start Home Visiting program was implemented to improve 'confidence in cooking vegetables among low-income parents with children aged 0-3 years' and increase vegetable consumption.
The UK charity HENRY has been providing evidence-based behaviour change programmes to parents across the UK to reduce childhood obesity. They intervene at a parental level to help parents achieve healthier outcomes for themselves and their children.
The multi-setting, multi-strategy intervention in the city of Geelong took place from 2004 to 2008 and used community capacity building and environmental changes to 'increase healthy eating and active play in early childhood care and educational settings'.
The physical and physiological impacts of obesity on a person are well documented. In order to address paediatric obesity in London, The Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It (MEND) community-based programme was implemented on a group of 54 8-12-year-olds.