MARGA (Move ARound and Get Active): Using parenting practices to intervene in 24-hour movement behaviors in overweight preschoolers

01 October 2021 → 30 September 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Health promotion and policy
    • Preventive medicine
    • Public health sciences not elsewhere classified
    • Rehabilitation sciences not elsewhere classified
preschoolers 24-hour movement behaviors overweight parenting practices
Project description

About 25% of Belgian preschoolers are overweight. Therefore, this project aims to increase the amount of overweight preschoolers complying with the new World Health Organization´s guidelines (May 2019) regarding 24-hour movement behaviors. By means of co-creation with parents an intervention will be developed targeting parenting practices. The different intervention components will be tested on effectiveness and duration of exposure.