Multifactorial evidence based appraoch using behavioural models in understanding and promoting fun, healthy food, play and policy for the prevention of obesity in early childhood

01 March 2010 → 30 April 2014
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Social psychology
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
intervention prevalence physical activity obesity nutrition overweight sedentary behaviour preschoolers
Project description

The European ToyBox-project aims to prevent overweight and obesity in preschool children between 4 and 6 years old. An intervention will be executed in 6 European countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Poland and Spain), during the school year 2012-2013. The intervention has four target behaviours: increasing physical activity, decreasing sedentary behaviour, more water and less sugar-sweetened beverages and healthy snacks.