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Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth

Deliverables

Physical activity policy database

A physical activity policy database will be prepared, that links to the already established healthy diets policy database (NOURISHING).

Expert meeting

A face-to-face meeting will be arranges, including both policy experts and youth to develop and validate criteria for benchmarking policies and to develop a policy index.

Methods document for policy scan

A document will be prepared to make publicly available methodology for a global and targeted European policy scan.

Criteria for benchmarking policies and a policy index

A set of criteria for benchmarking policies and a policy index to assess overall “policy status” of a country in the areas of promoting healthy diets and physical Activity will be provided.

Develop and test prototype of a dialogue forum in Norway

Documentation on the developed model for the WP-6 dialogue forums will be provided. The prototype will be tested in Norway.

A questionnaire for measuring attitudes/ readiness for action towards policy measures to combat childhood obesity

A questionnaire for measuring attitudes/ readiness for action towards policy measures to combat childhood obesity will be prepared as part of the evaluation work. The questionnaire will be pretested with the target groups in each case country before implementation.

Physical activity policy framework

A physical activity policy framework will be outlined, to provide a basis for the physical activity policy monitoring tool.

Protocols for recruitment and training of diverse youth across different countries.

Protocols for recruitment and training of diverse youth across different countries will be provided, outlining recruitment procedures for activities involving participating youth.

Minutes from project kick-off meeting

Minutes from the project kick-off meeting, summarizing the issues adressed.

Minutes Project Steering Committee Meetings 1 and 2

Minutes from the first and second meetings with the Project Steering Committee, summarizing the issues adressed.

A report outlining a prioritised set of potentially important policy levers derived from the systems maps

A report outlining a prioritised set of potentially important policy levers derived from the systems maps generated in Task 4.1 will be provided. This report will be used as the basis for work in WP5.

Project quality assurance plan

To ensure that all work will be high quality a quality assurance plan will be prepared.

A report describing the conceptual framework

A report describing the conceptual framework derived in deliverable 4.1 will be provided. This report will support the WP 6 dialogue forum.

Review of existing system dynamics models on overweight/obesity in children

A review of existing public health models and previous systems approaches to childhood obesity will be provided.

A set of conceptual system maps of the drivers of energy balance related behaviours

A set of conceptual system maps will be provided, outlining the drivers of energy balance related behaviours from the perspective of European youth, policymakers, and academic experts.

Systematic review of systematic reviews

A systematic review of systematic reviews of policy measures and interventions designed to prevent overweight and obesity among children and adolescents will be provided.

Project strategy for ethics, gender and youth involvement

To ensure that all work will be within best practice guidelines, a project strategy for ethics, gender and youth involvement will be prepared.

DEC Strategy and Operational Plan and standard practices for the CO-CREATE project.

DEC Strategy and Operational Plan and standard practices for the CO-CREATE Project will be provided, defining strategies for targeting different audiences and their implementation through a detailed activity plan.

Web-platform

A web platform will be provided, that makes policies from both NOURISHING and the physical activity databases easily and openly accessible.

Establish the Science, Policy and Ethics Advisory Board

A Science, Policy and Ethics Advisory Board will be established, consisting of researchers, policy makers, youth and ethics experts to provide advice throughout the project period.

Data management plan with protocol for data collection, data cleaning and data sharing

Data management plan with protocol for data collection, data cleaning and data sharing.The data management plan will be updated in accordance the progress of the project.

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Publications

Identifying the views of adolescents in five European countries on the drivers of obesity using group model building

Author(s): Natalie Savona, Talia Macauley, Anaely Aguiar, Anna Banik, Monika Boberska, Jessica Brock, Andrew Brown, Joshua Hayward, Helene Holbæk, Ana Isabel Rito, Sofia Mendes, Fredrik Vaaheim, Marloes van Houten, Gerlieke Veltkamp, Steven Allender, Harry Rutter, Cecile Knai
Published in: European Journal of Public Health, 2021, ISSN 1101-1262
DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa251

The role of systematic reviews in the system dynamics modelling process

Author(s): Anaely Aguiar
Published in: Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Issue 37/6, 2020, Page(s) 892-895, ISSN 1092-7026
DOI: 10.1002/sres.2758

Primary prevention of overweight and obesity in adolescents:An overview of systematic reviews

Author(s): Flodgren G.M, Helleve A, Lobstein T, Rutter H, Klepp K-I
Published in: Obesity Reviews, Issue 2020;21, 2020, ISSN 1467-7881
DOI: 10.1111/obr.13102

You(th) Matters - Co-creating policies to tackle obesity

Author(s): Neveux M, Ayuandini S, Klepp K-I
Published in: Quarterly of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Issue Volume 25, Issue 3, 2019, Page(s) 30-33, ISSN 1356-1030