Project

EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth (ENERGY-project)

Acronym
ENERGY
Duration
01 February 2009 → 31 July 2012
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
Keywords
Europe schoolchildren Overweight prevention intervention mapping protocol
 
Project description

The aim was to develop an evidence-based intervention to prevent overweight among 10-to-12-year-olds. The ENERGY-project comprised a comprehensive epidemiological analysis including systematic reviews, secondary data analyses, focus group research, and a cross-European school-based survey to inform the stepwise intervention development applying the Intervention Mapping protocol. The pilot evaluation occurred in five countries and results were disseminated among key stakeholders.