Project

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

Acronym
ToyBox
Duration
01 March 2010 → 30 April 2014
Funding
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
Keywords
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.